So who is Justin? We were founded in 1981 by Justin Arecchi who had a passion for Italian ices, gelato, ice cream and creative flavors. Once his desserts were introduced to San Antonians, they became widely known and popular among the local community. Even President Clinton recognized his Mango ice cream as a "national treasure" in 1992!
Over 40 years since our beginning, we continue to make ice cream fresh daily with original favorites and new flavors. Justin's legacy lives on through his ice cream shop, although now owned by a local corporation, Mule Restaurant Group, who is also the parent company of Rita's on the River. Visitors still travel to the shop seeking our nationally famous ice cream and are pleasantly surprised to find delicious assortments of desserts and beverages.
"The success of Weston Entertainment enables us to create and provide a better life for our team members, memorable experiences for our guests and a tangible sense of hope for our community so the Lord and His kindness may be made known.”
RITA'S FAMILY OF BUSINESSES
At Justin’s Ice Cream we sell delicious ice cream, gelato, and sorbet, created daily on site, as well as frozen margaritas and iced cold beer!
The Rita's family has four other businesses on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Rita's Riverwalk is located on the river level serving you delicious margaritas and sizzling hot fajitas. Also on the river level with Justin's Ice Cream is our souvenir shop, Bonita Rita's. On the street level you'll find Pizzarita's, our delicious downtown pizza shop.
We stay involved within the community by volunteering with local organizations and donating portions of our sales to community outreach programs. Another part of our mission is to help build a better life for our team members, so they may be successful and fulfill their personal and professional achievements. Click the logos below to learn more.