Pizza Ranch: News and Media

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Pizza Ranch Names Amber Case of Watertown as winner of Mayan Riviera Vacation

WATERTOWN, South Dakota (April 7, 2014) – Pizza Ranch is pleased to announce the winner of the Mayan Riviera Vacation Sweepstakes is Amber Case from Watertown, South Dakota. Case received a 5-star, all-inclusive trip for two to the Mayan Riviera, Mexico. To qualify for the trip, Case completed a survey about her Pizza Ranch experience.  Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch finds strong support in Sioux City

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (March 9, 2014) - Growing pains aside, the newly opened Pizza Ranch restaurant has found a welcoming home in Sioux City. Lunch and dinner rushes can be especially busy for the Floyd Boulevard restaurant, which can bring hundreds of hungry diners through the doors during those peak periods. Keeping patrons fed and happy has proved to be a challenge at the popular eatery. Read more...

 
Yankton Pizza Ranch Feeds, Warms Fire Crews

YANKTON, SD (March 4, 2014) A motel in Yankton didn't stand a chance against the power of fire, but firefighters still did their best to battle the flames. A neighboring restaurant could only stand and watch.

"I got a phone call at 1:30 from one of my managers telling me that the Colonial Inn was on fire and I should come check it out because obviously the store's right next door," Yankton Pizza Ranch GM Andrea Plautz said.

Once she got to the restaurant, her first thought wasn't about the flames, but about the firefighters themselves. She put her entire staff to work.

"We came in and we started making pizzas and chicken and pots of coffee for the firefighters because we knew that they'd be cold and need some warmth and some food," Plautz said. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Renews Partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing For 2014

HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina (February 18, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that Pizza Ranch will sponsor two NASCAR Nationwide Series races during the 2014 season. Driver Michael McDowell will pilot the No. 20 Pizza Ranch Toyota in both Nationwide Series races at Iowa Speedway. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Brings the Heat (and Sweet) with New Menu Items

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (February 3, 2014) – Capitalizing on the spicy food trend, Pizza Ranch is bringing back its Brushfire Pizza while introducing a new Apple Orchard Salad to the menu.

“Back by popular demand, our Brushfire Pizza is a spicy, flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with our new cool and refreshing Apple Orchard Salad,” said Nancy Jordahl, Culinary Research and Development Director for Pizza Ranch. “We know the tango of spicy and sweet flavors will be a big hit.”
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New Family Pizza Restaurant Open in Andover

ANDOVER, Minn. (January 23, 2014) - An Andover couple are fulfilling a dream of business ownership and they’re doing it in their community. Randall and Sheryl Hubin, who have called Andover home for about 13 years and raised three children here, are owners of the new Pizza Ranch restaurant in Andover located at 13797 Jay St. NW. Read more in this abcnespapers.com article by Eric Hagen:  Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Names Barb Hennemann of Fargo as winner of Cabo San Lucas Vacation

FARGO, ND (December 30, 2013) – Pizza Ranch is pleased to announce the winner of the Cabo San Lucas Vacation Sweepstakes is Barb Hennemann from Fargo, North Dakota. Hennemann received a 5-star, all-inclusive trip for two to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. To qualify to win the trip, Hennemann completed a survey about her Pizza Ranch experience.  Read Press Release...

 
New Pizza Ranch restaurant planned for Loveland

LOVELAND, Colo. (July 5, 2013) - Pizza Ranch has chosen Loveland for its first Colorado location. Pizza Ranch, which serves pizza and "the country's best chicken" buffet-style, will build a restaurant next door to Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers off East Eisenhower Boulevard. Read more...

 
Buy $50 in Gift Cards, Get $5 Free

(October. 28, 2013) - Pizza Ranch, Inc. has announced a new gift card promotion for the 2013 holiday season. From Oct. 28-Dec. 31, 2013, when you purchase $50 worth of gift cards in any combination at a participating Pizza Ranch restaurant, you'll receive a free $5 card to be used during the month of January 2014. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Named One of Iowa’s Top Workplaces

DES MOINES, Iowa (October 14, 2013) - Pizza Ranch, the Midwest family-style buffet concept, was selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces in 2013 by the Des Moines Register. This is the third year in a row the company has appeared on this list. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Goes Bold for Fall Menu

(October 7, 2013) - Pizza Ranch is rolling out a new lineup of bold flavors this Fall. Starting October 7, 2013, Pizza Ranch’s menu will feature the Bold & Beefy Steak and Onion Pizza and Mediterranean Salad for a limited time only. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch plans fall openings for Papillion, Lincoln locations

OMAHA, NE (September 16, 2013) - Omaha.com reports on the two new Pizza Ranch locations looking to open in late fall. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Andover

ANDOVER, Minn. (August 20, 2013) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest-based, fast-casual restaurant concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has signed a franchise agreement with local Andover residents Randall and Sheryl Hubin to open a new location at 13797 Jay St. NW in Andover. The new restaurant will begin construction in late-August and is slated to open around the first of the year.  Read Press Release...

 
Former Pizza Ranch dishwasher opening first Lincoln location

LINCOLN, Neb. (August 15, 2013) - Jess Meekma's career is coming full circle.The Orange City, Iowa, native got his first job washing dishes at a Pizza Ranch in his hometown as a 16-year-old. Now, after quitting as a financial adviser earlier this year, Meekma is working on opening Lincoln's first Pizza Ranch. The 6,000-square-foot restaurant is under construction at 84th Street and Lexington Avenue in northeast Lincoln, and is tentatively scheduled to open Nov. 1. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Urbandale

URBANDALE, Iowa (July 23, 2013) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has signed a franchise agreement with Tonya Hotze to open a new location at 4954 86th St. in Urbandale. The new restaurant is currently under construction and is slated to open in October.  Read Press Release...

 
Six Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $1,000 College Scholarships

(June 11, 2013) - Six Pizza Ranch employees were recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships by Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola to support their pursuit of continued education through its Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarships program.  Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch plans August opening in Papillion, NE

PAPILLION, Neb. (April 17, 2013) - Pizza Ranch will expand into Sarpy County this summer. The restaurant chain specializing in a pizza and chicken buffet will open a location at Market Pointe in mid to late August. Site preparation is under way, and construction of the building is imminent. Mark Tyner, area director for Pizza Ranch's corporate office, said the restaurant at 8810 S. 71st Plaza will be the chain's fifth corporate location. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Names Clinton’s Carol Nass Winner of Tropical Vacation Sweepstakes

CLINTON, Iowa (April 19, 2013) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest buffet concept that features old Western décor, stone accent walls, decorative artwork and comfortable seating, is pleased to announce the winner of the Tropical Vacation Sweepstakes is Carol Nass from Clinton, Iowa. Nass received a 5-star, all-inclusive trip for two to Costa Rica. To qualify to win the trip, Nass had to complete a survey via phone or online.
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The Ranch Register - Spring 2013

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (April 9, 2013) - Pizza Ranch Inc. publishes a quarterly newsletter chronicling life and times at the Ranch. Read a Message from the President, get an update on the Pizza Ranch Serves initiatives, and meet both newcomers and legendary folks from our organization.  Read Press Release...

 
Dressens open new Pizza Ranch in Sun Prairie

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis.(Mar. 24, 2013) – Ken and Marry Dressen recently opened their Sun Prairie Pizza Ranch after a successful experience at their Pizza Ranch Restaurant in Baraboo. Read more about how they're planning to impact this community in this article from The Sun Prairie Star. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Opens New Location in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Mar. 11, 2013) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, announced today it will open its doors for business on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 1805 E. 17th Avenue in Hutchinson. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch is on March to Opening

HUTCHINSON, KS (Mar. 9, 2013) - Read more about the opening of Pizza Ranch next to the Hutchinson Mall in this article from hutchnews.com. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch stakes out Casper, Cheyenne

CASPER, Wyoming (Mar. 4, 2013) - Read more about Pizza Ranch's plans for Wyoming in this article from Wyoming Business Report.  Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Opens New Location in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 1, 2013) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, announced today it will open its doors for business on March 4, 2013 at 4801 N. Oak Trafficway in Kansas City. This is the second Pizza Ranch restaurant to open in Missouri. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Opens New Location in Sun Prairie

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis.(Feb. 25, 2013) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, announced today it will open its doors for business on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at 682 S. Grand Ave. in Sun Prairie. Read Press Release...

 
Casper Pizza Ranch Part of Company’s Westward Expansion

CASPER, Wyoming (Feb. 18, 2013) - Read a recent article from the Casper Star-Tribune about construction beginning on a new Pizza Ranch in Casper, WY. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. (Feb., 2013) - Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has signed a franchise agreement with the Wagons West Management ownership group to open a new location at 5011 E. 2nd St. in the Blackmore Marketplace in Casper. The new restaurant is currently under construction and is slated to open in June. This new restaurant will be the first Pizza Ranch to open in the state of Wyoming. Read Press Release...

 
Buy $50 in Pizza Ranch Gift Cards, Get $5 Free

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (Nov. 1, 2012) - Pizza Ranch, Inc. has announced a new gift card promotion for the 2012 holiday season. From Nov. 1-Dec. 31, 2012, when you purchase $50 worth of gift cards in any combination at a participating Pizza Ranch restaurant, you'll receive a free $5 card to be used during the month of January.
 Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Takes Guests’ Taste Buds for a Ride with New Flavorful Menu Items

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (Oct. 1, 2012) – This fall, Pizza Ranch is giving its guests more great-tasting reasons to keep coming back. Starting October 1, 2012, Pizza Ranch is rolling out a unique lineup of new flavorful menu items including The Outlaw Pizza, Sundance Salad and Cowboy Cajun Corn.
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Pizza Ranch Named among Top Workplaces by Des Moines Register

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (Sept. 24, 2012) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family style buffet concept featuring a family friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, today announced its ranking by the Des Moines Register as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for 2012.  Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Offers Leadership Seminar

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (Sept. 6, 2012) - Pizza Ranch has announced a seminar on "Principle Based Leadership" to be held Oct. 5 or 12 at the Pizza Ranch Support Center in Orange City, IA. Read Press Release...

 
McDowell and Pizza Ranch Team Finish Sixth in Iowa Speedway Showdown

NEWTON, Iowa (August 5, 2012) - Saturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway was driver Michael McDowell’s fourth of five races with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2012. With Iowa-based sponsor Pizza Ranch onboard his No. 18 Toyota, McDowell locked in an eighth place starting spot for the 250 lap event.  Read Press Release...

 
Michael McDowell / No. 18 Pizza Ranch Toyota Preview U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa (July 27, 2012) - PIZZA RANCH TEAM EYEING VICTORY LANE: Since Iowa Speedway’s entrance into the NASCAR ranks in 2009, Pizza Ranch has established a track tradition of delivering a winning pizza to every driver who visits their signature “Pizza Ranch Victory Lane”. With Michael McDowell behind the wheel of the Pizza Ranch Toyota, the Iowa-based sponsor hopes that their special Victory Lane delivery goes to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 team next Saturday. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Opens New Location in Shakopee

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (July 25, 2012) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, announced today it will open its doors for business on July 30, 2012 at 1266 Vierling Drive in Shakopee. Read Press Release...

 
McDowell Finishes Second at Road America, Scores Career Best Nationwide Series Finish

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (June 24, 2012) - Road America’s Sargento 200 resulted in a second place finish for Michael McDowell and the No. 18 Pizza Ranch team. Prior to Saturday afternoon’s 50 lap race, McDowell had two third place finishes in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series. His runner-up finish in Elkhart Lake made for his career best finish in the NASCAR ranks.  Read Press Release...

 
Michael McDowell / No. 18 Pizza Ranch Toyota Preview Sargento 200 at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. (June 20, 2012) - Virtually untouchable in last year’s Road America race, Michael McDowell and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Pizza Ranch team are looking to claim the prize in this season’s event. McDowell and the No. 18 Pizza Ranch Toyota were the dominant driver and car at Road America in 2011, winning the pole and leading 30 of the 50 laps in the Bucyrus 200. Looking to cash in on his first career victory in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, McDowell was just laps away from the checkered flag before he hit fluid and ran off of the racetrack, forcing him to settle for a disappointing 12th place finish. On Saturday, McDowell returns to Road America to finish off what he started just one year ago. Read Press Release...

 
McDowell Drives Pizza Ranch Toyota to Seventh Place Finish at Michigan International Speedway

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 16, 2012) - McDowell has finished third and seventh consecutively in his two Nationwide Series starts this year. His seventh place run at Michigan International Speedway marked his sixth top-10 finish in just seven career starts with Joe Gibbs Racing. Read Press Release...

 
Michael McDowell / No. 20 Pizza Ranch Toyota Preview

BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 12, 2012) - MCDOWELL BACK IN THE SADDLE WITH PIZZA RANCH: Michael McDowell will be back behind the wheel of the Pizza Ranch Toyota Camry this week in Michigan International Speedway’s 125 lap Nationwide Series event. Midwest-based sponsor Pizza Ranch will be onboard the No. 20 car for their second of four races with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2012. In his first Nationwide Series start of the season, McDowell drove the Pizza Ranch Toyota to an impressive third-place finish at Iowa Speedway, but he’s still got his sights set on victory lane. The 27-year-old driver is also slated to pilot the Pizza Ranch Toyota at Road America on June 23 and at Iowa Speedway on August 4. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Lassoes in New Flavors

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (May 29, 2012) – Adding to its crop of flavorful dishes, Pizza Ranch pulls in with two new mouthwatering menu items – Beef ‘N Blue Pizza and BLT Salad. Read Press Release...

 
Michael McDowell / No. 18 Pizza Ranch Toyota Preview Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway

Newton, IA - (May 17, 2012) PIZZA RANCH TEAM EYEING VICTORY LANE: Since Iowa Speedway’s entrance into the NASCAR ranks in 2009, Pizza Ranch has established a track tradition of delivering a winning pizza to every driver who visits their signature “Pizza Ranch Victory Lane”. With Michael McDowell behind the wheel of the Pizza Ranch Toyota, the Iowa-based sponsor hopes that their special Victory Lane delivery goes to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 team on Sunday. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Announces Partnership with the Minnesota Twins for the 2012 Season

HULL, Iowa – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest pizza and chicken buffet restaurant, today announced a one-year partnership with the Minnesota Twins for the 2012 baseball season.  Read Press Release...

 
Winning Delivery at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, IA (March 29, 2012) - Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest pizza and chicken buffet restaurant, has renewed its sponsorship of Pizza Ranch Victory Lane and will continue to deliver a winning pizza to every driver who visits it at Iowa Speedway through the 2013 season.  Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola Announce 2012 Scholarship Program

(January 30, 2012) - Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola are pleased to announce the 2012 scholarship program to employees of the Pizza Ranch system. Applications are due Monday, March 26, 2012. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Hopes to Lasso in Grinnell Students

GRINNELL, Iowa (March 5, 2012) - Scarlet & Black, a newspaper run by student of Grinnell College recently published this article about our upcoming Pizza Ranch restaurant in Grinnell, IA. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Plans Opening in Portage, Wisconsin

PORTAGE, Wis. (March 2, 2012) This article from www wiscnews.com talks about the upcoming opening of Pizza Ranch on the northeast corner of New Pinery Road and Eastridge Drive in Portage, Wisconsin by Portage native Jim Firari and his wife, Sheryl. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Opening in Ottumwa Attracts Crowd

OTTUMWA, Iowa - (February 20, 2012) - Opening day of the Ottumwa Pizza Ranch drew quite a crowd as its doors opened at 11 a.m. Monday. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Portage

PORTAGE, Wis. – (February 10, 2012) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has signed a franchise agreement with Jim and Sheryl Firari to open a new location at 2905 New Pinery Road in Portage. The new restaurant is currently under construction and is slated to open in May 2012. This will be the 12th Pizza Ranch restaurant to open in Wisconsin. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Champlin

CHAMPLIN, Minn. – (February 1, 2012) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has signed a franchise agreement with husband and wife team Brittany and Michael Ager to open a new location at 12443 Champlin Drive in Champlin, Minn. The new restaurant is currently under construction and is slated to open in the Spring of 2012. This will be the 45th Pizza Ranch restaurant to open in Minnesota. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Saddles up Savory New Menu Items for the New Year

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – (January 31, 2012) – Pizza Ranch is adding some flare to its buffet with two zesty new items. The new Brushfire Pizza and Santa Fe Salad are giving Pizza Ranch fans more craveable reasons to keep coming back to the popular family-style chicken and pizza buffet restaurant. Read Press Release...

 
Game On for Pizza Franchises

(February 2, 2012) - Pizza Ranch was recently featured as one of the Top 10 Pizza Franchises in the country in this article from Entrepreneur.com about the 2012 Super Bowl and the popularity of pizza as a Super Bowl party staple. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch, Inc. Named One of Iowa’s Top Workplaces

DES MOINES, Iowa - (Sept. 18, 2011) - The Des Moines Register recently released a list of Iowa's Top Workplaces. Pizza Ranch, Inc. in Orange City, Iowa was ranked #15 in the Top Small-sized Companies. See the complete list here and the Pizza Ranch's profile here. View our employment page for a list of current openings. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Bettendorf

BETTENDORF, Iowa – (November 17, 2011) – Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, has signed a franchise agreement with brothers Matt and Mike Middendorp to open a new location at 880 Lincoln Road in Bettendorf, Iowa. The new restaurant is currently under construction and is slated to open in March 2012. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Ottumwa

OTTUMWA, Iowa – (November 20, 2011) – Pizza Ranch has signed a franchise agreement with Curt and Sarah Hopkins to open a new location at 1791 Venture Drive in Ottumwa, Iowa. The new restaurant is currently under construction and is slated to open in March 2012. Read Press Release...

 
Pizza Ranch Unveils First Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines in Iowa

WAUKEE, Iowa – (December. 6, 2011) – Pizza Ranch has placed new Coca-Cola Freestyle machines offering 100+ drink options in Altoona, Waukee, Jefferson and Marshalltown, IA locations.  Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. – (January 5, 2012) – Pizza Ranch has signed a franchise agreement with Todd and Lori Henschel to open a new location at 2206 Main Street in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The new restaurant is currently under re-construction and is slated to open in March 2012. This will be the 11th Pizza Ranch restaurant to open in Wisconsin. Read Press Release...

 
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Pizza Ranch’s Gluten-Free Adoption

(November 8, 2011) - Nancy Jordahl, culinary research and development director for Pizza Ranch, was interviewed by pizzamarketplace.com about Pizza Ranch's addition of gluten-free items to its menu. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Ditches Gluten in New Crust Option

(May 6, 2011) - Pizza Ranch announced that, to accommodate customers with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, it has rolled out a gluten-free crust for its pizzas. This article appeared online at qsrmagazine.com. Read more...

 
Pizza Ranch Introduces Gluten Free Pizza Crust in All Locations

(January 1, 2013) - Pizza Ranch offers many Gluten Free options including pizza toppings, a new crust and many salad and salad bar options.  Read Press Release...