To us, who we are is just as important as what we do.
It might seem strange to tell you who are we before we fully explain our rewarding business model, but Pizza Ranch® is built upon an ideal – an ideal that has made us a living, breathing, cherished member of every community we enter. In fact, our reputation tends to precede us before our restaurants even open.
Our pizza truly has a purpose.
While we serve – in our opinion and many others’ – the best pizza and chicken anywhere around, what we really serve are the people in our communities. Pizza Ranch provides more than a fun, wholesome place for a family meal, it provides a warm and welcoming hub for neighbors and communities to come together.
Every Pizza Ranch is built with a dedicated Community Room for use by groups such as local non-profits, sports teams, parent-teacher organizations and the like. Our franchisees also host Community Impact nights – sometimes twice a week. Not only is the event free for groups to reserve, Pizza Ranch will donate a percentage of sales for the night to the organization. Community Impact nights are often so popular, some restaurants are booked up to a year in advance!
Aside from the company-wide charitable contributions Pizza Ranch makes year-round, our franchisees are encouraged to build upon our brand momentum by finding even more ways to give back to their communities.
But how and where did it all begin?
Our founder Adrie Groeneweg took note when dozens of his community members in Hull, Iowa were driving to a nearby community just to have pizza. With a keen eye for business and an adventurous spirit, Adrie and his family opened the first Pizza Ranch in Hull in 1981. It wasn’t long at all before a Minnesota businessman decided his small community of Mountain Lake needed a Pizza Ranch, too. And just like that, our beloved franchise was born.
Since then, we’ve made a name for ourselves – today we have over 200 locations in 13 states – but we’ve always aimed to be the ultimate host: inviting, welcoming and genuine. We measure our success by the quality of the relationships we’ve fostered with our guests, team members and franchisees alike. Suffice it to say that while we are constantly improving our recipes and décor, we never skimp on neighborly hospitality either for our guests or our franchisees.
We’ve now been at this for more than 35 years, but it feels like we’re just getting started.
Our secret recipe? Here’s a hint: support, savvy and The Country’s Best Chicken™.
Yes, you read that right– a pizza buffet with award-winning chicken. At Pizza Ranch®, we offer more than you might expect. Including an opportunity to build wealth and gain financial independence for your family.
When you own your own Pizza Ranch, you join a welcoming culture with industry-leading support and total community involvement with other franchisees within the company and your neighborhoods, cities and towns. You’ll be the owner of your own business, in charge of growing and maintaining the integrity of our company and brand. And don’t forget our nationally renowned and downright delicious menu options that keep our guests coming back.
Our culture is outward facing, focused on service.
Pizza Ranch® isn’t just another buffet concept. Our dedication to our guests, our vision and our mission creates a culture unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. If that matters to you, too, then you just might find your place with us.
Everyone knows the Ranch is rooted in service and community.
Exceptional guest service is at the forefront of everything we do. Many of our franchisees were initially drawn to Pizza Ranch because they realized their communities needed a wholesome place for families, friends and colleagues to gather together, enjoy camaraderie and good company, and eat some doggone delectable food.
We encourage our franchisees to continue our longstanding tradition of community involvement, a level of engagement that fosters strong lasting relationships. Franchisees support local non-profit organizations and host fundraising events where a portion of that evening’s sales are donated to the visiting group. By offering Community Impact fundraising nights and pursuing your own local charitable and community initiatives, you’ll establish your Pizza Ranch as a pillar of your community.
Your guests feel like they’re coming home.
Our restaurants offer a unique décor and an incomparable experience where guests enjoy attentive service with a buffet of varied and truly mouth-watering menu options. Not to mention, our Ranch Rewards loyalty program has amassed over 800,000 registered members who keep comin’ home to The Ranch.