Rita’s Franchise Co., parent company to the 550-unit Rita’s Italian Ice frozen confectionary snack chain, has named former Straw Hat Pizza executive Jonathan Fornaci president and chief executive, the company said Friday. Rita’s was recently purchased by New York-based investment firm Falconhead Capital LLC. Fornaci had served as president of Straw Hat Pizza since 2008. He previously founded a Northern California real estate development, retail and mortgage broker ...

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