Now that you've filled up on your free Denny's, IHOP, Quiznos and everything else, it's time for some free Rita's Italian Ice. The only difference is, unlike those other brands, the Philly-born Rita's has been celebrating the beginning of spring with a free treat for each of the past 17 years. Visitors to any of Rita's 500 locations in 17 states will get a free 10-ounce scoop of flavored ice on March 20. Those who are feeling adventurous can order the "mystery flavor." Consumers can go to Ritasice.com to offer their suggestion up until April 17. Just make sure not to choose Misto or Gelatis. Those rather unappetizing names (which sound like a superhero and a disease, respectively) have already been suggested. So has Blendini, which actually sounds like might make for a hip club drink. Wonder if that one has Grey Goose in it.
—Posted by Kenneth Hein