1. Rita’s was founded by a Philadelphia firefighter named Bob Tumolo in 1984.
He founded it with help from his mother and his mom. But dude didn't start working there full-time until after he was injured on a call six years later.
2. Yes, "Water Ice" is redundant, and is really just Italian ice.
But “Wooder Ice” just sounds better in “Fluffya.” Oh, and if you want a green one, it’s “Go Iggles”!