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Pizza Ranch Opens New Location in Kansas City

Midwest-based Family Concept Offers New Dining Option for Kansas City Residents

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.

“We are very excited to provide our new neighbors in Kansas City a family-friendly place where they can enjoy fresh, great-tasting food and a one-of-a-kind dining experience,” said Jeremy Cameron, general manager of Pizza Ranch in Kansas City. “Pizza Ranch is known throughout the area as the community gathering place. We invite Kansas City residents to stop by and relax in a family-friendly environment, while enjoying fresh, great-tasting food and an exceptional dining experience.”

The new restaurant is approximately 6,000 square-feet and 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.

“Pizza Ranch has historically been community-oriented, and our goal is to become an integral part of the Kansas City neighborhood,” added Cameron. “We look forward to partnering with Kansas City’s schools, church groups, sports teams and other local organizations to host fundraisers for each of their special events.”

Pizza Ranch is actively involved in the communities it serves. Pizza Ranch restaurants partner with local schools and organizations in fundraising activities and programs, such as Community Impact Nights. During Community Impact Nights, members of a local organization come in and help serve Pizza Ranch guests, earning all the tips plus a percentage of sales from that night. Community Impact Nights and other fundraising programs are a great way for Pizza Ranch to build community camaraderie and help raise awareness and money for local organizations, teams or families in need. Before the restaurant even opened its doors, Pizza Ranch held a food drive for HOPE.wrx, a local nonprofit organization, on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28.

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 Crantastic 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. Pizza Ranch is also known for its legendary chicken, recognized by most as simply the “Country’s Best Chicken®.

The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The buffet will end an hour prior to closing each night. For more information, please visit www.pizzaranch.com.

Pizza Ranch has more than 170 locations in 11 states in the Midwest and is currently executing an aggressive growth plan to expand 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 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.