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.
“We are thrilled to be opening a Pizza Ranch restaurant and invite the local community to share in our excitement,” said Brittany. “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.”
The Agers have a strong history with Pizza Ranch. Brittany has worked both at the Pizza Ranch Corporate Headquarters and at her husband’s family’s Pizza Ranch restaurants. Michael’s parents own a Pizza Ranch restaurant in Monticello, Minn. and his sister and brother-in-law own Pizza Ranch restaurants in Little Falls and Baxter, Minn. Pizza Ranch is like one big family and the Agers are proud to be a part it.
The new 6,300 square-foot restaurant will seat up to 226 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 Champlin community, and the community room is a great place for groups to get together,” Brittany 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 Brushfire Pizza and Santa Fe Salad. Pizza Ranch is also known for its legendary chicken, recognized by most as simply the “Country’s Best Chicken®.”
Pizza Ranch has more than 160 locations in nine states in the Midwest and is currently executing an aggressive growth plan to more than double its presence in key U.S. markets.
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 www.pizzaranchfranchise.com.