"Being Philly based, we know firsthand the love that guests have for Rita's," said Griswold. "Falconhead and the executive leadership team have done a tremendous job growing this once regional brand nationally, and even internationally. We're looking forward to working with Rita's management team and devoted franchise partners to continue the company's growth and extend its guest loyalty and unique brand equity to each and every store, systemwide."
For more information about Rita's Franchise Company or to purchase your own Rita's Italian Ice location, visit www.ownaritas.com.
About Rita's Franchise Company
Ranked #33 overall in Nation's Restaurant News "Consumer Picks 2016" in the Limited-Service category, Rita's Franchise Company is the largest Italian Ice concept in the world with more than 600 stores in the U.S. The company is aggressively expanding internationally with operating locations in the Philippines, Canada and the Middle East. Rita's, headquartered in Trevose, Pa., was also named one of the Top 25 Franchise High Performers by the Wall Street Journal's "Startup Journal" and ranks #94 on Entrepreneur Magazine's "2016 Franchise 500" list. For more information about Rita's franchise opportunities, please visit: www.ownaritas.com.
About Argosy Private Equity
Argosy Private Equity (www.argosyprivateequity.com), founded in 1990, specializes in providing capital and operating and financial expertise to lower middle market companies across a broad range of industries. Argosy partners with motivated management teams investing in companies with sustainable competitive advantages and attractive growth prospects. Argosy Private Equity has $600 million in assets under management and is located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
About MTN Capital
MTN Capital Partners LLC (www.mtncapital.com) is a private equity firm based in New York City, that focuses on lower middle-market companies. Founded in 2003, MTN has been associated with over $500 million in business acquisitions. MTN's portfolio companies have been active in a variety of industries including retail, consumer products, and manufacturing.
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