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Pizza Ranch Opens In Winterset

Beloved Pizza and Fried Chicken Buffet Opens 78th Iowa Location

The Lore and Legendary Food of Pizza Ranch Lives On
at Winterset’s New Community Gathering Spot

Winterset, Iowa. – Pizza Ranch, the legendary buffet-dining concept revered for its community leadership initiatives, announced today the opening of a new location in Winterset. Enveloping guests in an authentic ranch-themed environment, Pizza Ranch brings to life an experience that blends just the right mix of mouthwatering buffet menu items and community camaraderie. Additionally, Pizza Ranch provides its loyal fans with opportunities to enjoy their pizzas, chicken, desserts and more outside the ranch through delivery and catering options.

“The smile and joy on people’s faces when we see them visit their local Pizza Ranch is a touching experience for us. We are very excited to share that experience with the people of Winterset,” said Russ Weiss, co-owner of Winterset’s new Pizza Ranch, opening Monday, Dec. 15 at 1009 N. 1st Street. “Our patrons know what kind of pizza they like, and we know they’re going to love our signature options, along with our crispy chicken, salads and desserts, all in our fun and unique restaurant.”

The new Pizza Ranch opens in Winterset amid a dynamic growth phase for the brand. Pizza Ranch’s consistent dedication to evolving its iconic buffet with trending recipes, while sustaining favorites such as the Crispy Ranch Chicken, has won over a loyal and growing base of guests that clamor for the brand in their communities.

“Winterset is such a natural fit for Pizza Ranch. We can’t wait to get involved with the surrounding community and help folks host their local events, run fundraisers and celebrate together under our big, ranch roof,” Weiss added. “Our restaurant is going to change the way people hang out, by offering all the incredible food they can imagine with enough room to fill the town inside.”

Pizza Ranch in Winterset, and in every town, showcases a commitment to serving communities beyond its legendary buffet. The restaurant partners with schools, churches, non-profits and other organizations to host fundraisers and social functions. Restaurants also offer a Community Impact Night, during which members of a participating organization help serve Pizza Ranch guests while they earn tips and a portion of sales from that night. Pizza Ranch prides itself on providing these opportunities to raise awareness and much needed funding for community groups and programs that represent and serve their hometowns.

The Pizza Ranch experience doesn’t end in the Winterset restaurant. The brand extends its experience into the community through carryout, delivery service and catering. All buffet items are available, along with specialized catering menus. Customized for every event, the catering program presents a unique opportunity to bring the Ranch anywhere.

The Winterset restaurant will be open everyday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. For more information, please visit

About Pizza Ranch
Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises more than 180 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality. For more information about Pizza Ranch in Weston and elsewhere, visit