In this year's Best of the Inc. 5000, where Inc. lists the top 5,000 fastest growing companies in the nation based on growth and revenue, 172 companies on the list are from Pennsylvania.
According to Inc.:
America’s fastest growers span 25 industries, all 50 states, and metro areas ranging from Boston to San Diego. New York City had the most honorees, with 350--three more than runner-up Washington, D.C. While nearly half the winners had revenues between $2 million and $10 million, more than 50 took in over $1 billion.
Among the 172 Pennsylvania companies on the Best of the Inc. 5000 list, Rita's Italian Ice ranked this year at number 4836. Rita's, founded in 1984 with its headquarters based in Trevose, is a franchise that makes and sells Italian ices, frozen custard, and blended frozen treats directly to consumers in its chain locations.
There are two Rita's Water Ice locations in the area, in the and on ().
According to Inc., Rita's had a revenue of $98.5 million in 2008 and $109.3 million in 2001, an 11 percent growth in a three-year span.
Among the Food & Beverage industry, Rita's is ranked 132 out of 136 Food & Beverage companies listed in the Best of the Inc. 5000 list.
The top 5 leading Food & Beverage companies on the Best of the Inc. 5000 list are:RANK COMPANY 3 YEAR % GROWTH REVENUE(millions) STATE 1 Vital Farms 4522% $4.9 million TX 2 Plum Organics 4056% $38.4 million CA 3 Chobani 2662% $633.9 million NY 4 Four Foods Group Holdings 2283% $12.5 million UT 5 HappyFamily Brands 1772% $34.7 million NY