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Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Green Bay

Midwest-based Restaurant Family Concept Offers New Dining Option for Green Bay Residents

GREEN BAY, Wis. – (January 5, 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 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.

“We are thrilled to be opening a new Pizza Ranch restaurant and invite the local community to share in our excitement,” said Todd. “Everyone will enjoy our one-of-a-kind dining environment, not to mention limitless menu offerings that provide something for everyone. We look forward to serving each of our guests fresh, great tasting food with unrivaled guest service.”

Knowing that they wanted to pursue Lori’s lifelong dream of owning a restaurant, the Henschels came across franchising information when they stopped for dinner at Pizza Ranch during a visit to Manitowoc. It was then that Todd, who owned his own landscaping company, and Lori, who was working as a paralegal and office manager, decided to sell Todd’s landscaping business and open their first Pizza Ranch in Green Bay.

The new 6,300 square-foot restaurant will seat up to 250 guests in a comfortable dining atmosphere that mimics the Old West. A spacious community room is available for special group and community gatherings, serving as a social hub for friends, families, teams, church groups, and more. In addition to its popular dine-in buffet, Pizza Ranch will offer carry-out and delivery service for any of its distinct menu items.

“Our goal is for Pizza Ranch to become an integral part of the Green Bay community, and the community room is a great place for groups to get together,” Lori added. “We look forward to partnering with our neighborhood schools, church groups and other local organizations and helping them raise money during special events.”

Menu items remain focused on traditional Pizza Ranch favorites, with recipes dating back to the company’s origins, in addition to new innovative feature pizzas and salads such as the Grape Caesar Salad and the California Pulled Pork Pizza. Pizza Ranch is also known for its legendary chicken, recognized by most as simply the “Country’s Best Chicken®.”

About Pizza Ranch
Pizza Ranch’s vision is “To glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in”. Founded in Hull, Iowa, in 1981 by Adrie Groeneweg, Pizza Ranch is a prominent regional restaurant chain that offers a wide selection of pizza, salad, chicken with hot mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, potato wedges and desserts in a unique buffet-style environment. The brand’s great tasting food is also available through carry-out and delivery service. Currently, the company boasts more than 160 locations throughout nine states in the Midwest and is currently executing an aggressive growth plan to more than double its presence in key U.S. markets. For more information about Pizza Ranch and available franchise opportunities, visit