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Pizza Ranch Inks Franchise Agreement in Casper

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

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.

“We are thrilled to be opening a new Pizza Ranch restaurant and invite the local community to share in our excitement. We look forward to serving each of our guests fresh, great tasting food with unrivaled guest service,” said Toby Morris, co-owner of the new Pizza Ranch in Casper. “Everyone will enjoy our one-of-a-kind dining environment, not to mention limitless menu offerings that provide something for everyone. We pride ourselves on offering fans more craveable reasons to keep them coming back for more.”

The Wagons West Management ownership group is comprised of three husband-and-wife couples that consist of Toby and Jamie Morris, Chuck and Ginger Jepson and Mike and Angie Christianson. The Christiansons also own three other Pizza Ranch locations in Billings, Mont., Minot, N.D. and Grand Forks, N.D.

The new 6,200 square-foot restaurant will seat up to 220 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 Casper community, and the community room is a great place for groups to get together,” Morris 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 Sweet Chili Pizza and Cran-Tastic Salad. Famous for the "Buffet Your Way" concept, guests are encouraged to request their favorite pizza to be featured on the buffet and their first slice is delivered right to their table. Gluten free options are available upon request including gluten free pizza crust and toppings. 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 170 locations throughout 11 states in the Midwest and is executing an aggressive growth plan to expand its presence in key U.S. markets. In 2013, Pizza Ranch was included in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list. For more information about Pizza Ranch and available franchise opportunities, visit www.pizzaranchfranchise.com