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

Popular Family Restaurant Chain Affirms Commitment to Community through Local Partnership

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.

As a part of the partnership, each of Pizza Ranch’s 45 restaurants throughout Minnesota will be giving away tickets to three Minnesota Twins baseball games this season through a register to win in store promotion. Pizza Ranch will be giving away a total of 324 tickets this season. Other specific initiatives and programs will be announced as they are finalized.

“Just like Pizza Ranch, the Minnesota Twins are deeply rooted in the local community, making this a homerun partnership for the brand,” said Cody Vance Pierce, vice president of marketing for Pizza Ranch. “Pizza Ranch is more than just a great place to eat; it is a community gathering place for families and a social hub for friends. Since we opened our first restaurant in Minnesota more than 20 years ago, we have maintained a relentless commitment to the community through neighborhood partnerships and ongoing philanthropy.”

The Minnesota Twins partnership extends Pizza Ranch’s expansive efforts to be actively involved in the communities each of its restaurants serves. The brand has a genuine passion for community and a tradition of supporting its neighborhood sports teams, schools, church groups and other local organizations.

With more than 160 franchised locations in nine states, Pizza Ranch is the largest, most recognized pizza chain in the Midwest and continues to leave a positive impact in each of the communities it serves.

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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. In 2012, Pizza Ranch was included in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list. For more information about Pizza Ranch and available franchise opportunities, visit