Rita’s substitutes for frozen custard amid egg shortage

Rita’s substitutes for frozen custard amid egg shortage

The frozen-treat chain will serve soft-serve ice cream until it can secure an egg supply

Rita’s Italian Ice has replaced the frozen custard used in many of its menu items with soft-serve ice cream, after a supplier stopped making liquid egg yolks in June that the chain’s dairy used to make its custard.

The 600-unit, Trevose, Pa.-based chain announced the substitution on its website.

“We’ve had no disruption in service,” Jeff Moody, CEO of parent Rita’s Franchise Company, told Nation’s Restaurant News Thursday. “We use a premium soft-serve ice cream. We hav

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