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Rita’s in Old Town giving away free Italian ice on Wednesday

Rita’s is giving out free Italian ice all day Wednesday at its Old Town store.
Rita’s is giving out free Italian ice all day Wednesday at its Old Town store.

Wichita’s newest Rita’s Italian Ice, which officially opened at 1021 E. Douglas in early May, will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday by giving out free Italian ice all day.

Those who visit the store, which is right next door to the downtown Five Guys, between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. can get a free kid’s sized Italian ice.

Also, the first 50 people in line on Wednesday morning who are 13 or older and who also bring a donation for the Kansas Humane Society (Kongs, soft dog treats, squeaky toys, etc.) will get 52 coupons good for a free regular Italian Ice.

This is the second store for franchisees Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly. The first one opened in March 2014 at 2929 N. Rock Road. Italian ice is a sorbet-like invention that's popular on the East Coast. Rita’s also serves frozen custard.

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