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Pizza Ranch to Open New Location in Independence, MO

Popular Buffet Concept Offers New Dining Option for Local Independence Residents

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri (April 23, 2014) – Pizza Ranch, the popular buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, will open its doors for business at 4660 South Bass Pro Drive in Independence on Monday, April 28, 2014.

This will be the third Pizza Ranch to open in the Kansas City area, joining existing locations at 116 Stewart Ct. in Liberty and 4801 N. Oak Trafficway in the Northland.

“We are very excited to provide our new neighbors in Independence a family-friendly place where they can enjoy fresh, great-tasting food and a one-of-a-kind dining experience,” said Ron Best, General Manager of the new Pizza Ranch in Independence.

The new 6,200 square-foot restaurant will seat up to 228 guests in a comfortable dining atmosphere that mimics the Old West, and employ 100 local residents. 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.

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.

“Our goal is for Pizza Ranch to become an integral part of the Independence community,” added Best. “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 Apple Orchard 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®.

In addition to its popular dine-in buffet, Pizza Ranch offers carry-out, delivery service and catering for any of its distinct menu items. Easily customized to fit each individual’s tastes and preferences, the catering program offers Pizza Ranch fans multiple ways to combine some of their favorite menu items. Customers can customize their orders to mix their favorite style of chicken and sides or choose a preset combo based on party sizes up to 100 guests.

The restaurant will be open on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Buffet hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit or call (816) 478-1100.

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 180 locations throughout 13 states in the Midwest and is executing an aggressive growth plan to expand its presence in key U.S. markets. For more information about Pizza Ranch and available franchise opportunities, visit