Pizza Ranch

Des Moines Register Names Pizza Ranch as Top Workplace

Honoring its outstanding corporate responsibility, the Des Moines Register recognizes Pizza Ranch’s efforts in fulfilling its commitment of ethical business management all while continuing to improve the quality of its workplace and that of its local communities.

Pizza Ranch to Open in Kansas City, MO

Hunt Midwest Real Estate Development, Inc., in partnership with The R.H. Johnson Company, announced that Pizza Ranch, Inc. purchased 1.47 acres of land in the North Oak Village Shopping Center, located at North Oak and Vivion Roads in Kansas City, Missouri.

Pizza Ranch will build a 5,960-square-foot free-standing restaurant on the site, which is located on the southwest corner of North Oak Village.

The new location is scheduled to open in December. April Long of NAI Capital Realty represented Pizza Ranch, and Chuck Zoog of The R.H. Johnson Company represented the seller.

Pizza Ranch Opens Doors in Montana

Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest family-style buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere with craveable food and legendary service, opened its doors for business yesterday at 2505 King Avenue Westin Billings, Montana.

The new restaurant is the first Pizza Ranch to open in Montana and is the first of eight restaurants entrepreneurs Mike and Angie Christianson plan to open throughout the state.

Beef ‘N Blue Pizza, BLT Salad Land at Pizza Ranch

Adding to its crop of flavorful dishes, Pizza Ranch pulls in with two new mouthwatering menu items: Beef ‘N Blue Pizza and BLT Salad.

“Our customers crave robust flavors, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce a new pizza and salad that offers just that,” says Nancy Jordahl, culinary research and development director for Pizza Ranch.

The appetizing, limited-time menu items are:

Pizza Ranch Gets in the Game with Minnesota Twins

Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest pizza and chicken buffet restaurant, announced a one-year partnership with the Minnesota Twins for the 2012 baseball season. 

As a part of the partnership, each of Pizza Ranch’s 45 restaurants throughout Minnesota will be giving away tickets to three Minnesota Twins baseball games this season through a register-to-win, in-store promotion. Pizza Ranch will be giving away a total of 324 tickets this season.

Other specific initiatives and programs will be announced as they are finalized.

Pizza Ranch Sponsors Iowa Speedway Through 2013

Pizza Ranch, the popular Midwest pizza and chicken buffet restaurant, has renewed its sponsorship of Pizza Ranch Victory Lane and will continue to deliver a winning pizza to every driver who visits it at Iowa Speedway through the 2013 season.

“We are extremely proud of the fact that we have helped create a tradition at Iowa Speedway,” says Cody Pierce, vice president of marketing for Pizza Ranch. “Everyone knows there will be pizza after the race. From fans and teams to drivers and series officials, everyone enjoys this delivery after the race.”

Pizza Ranch Names VP of Marketing

Pizza Ranch, Inc. announced the appointment of Cody Pierce as vice president of marketing, effective Jan. 9. Pierce reports to Pizza Ranch’s Chief Operating Officer Jon Moss.

Pierce will be responsible for developing and leading the execution of Pizza Ranch’s marketing and advertising strategies to grow sales, traffic, and profitability for the franchisee community and corporate stores.

Pizza Ranch Heading to Big Sky Country

Pizza Ranch, the Midwest buffet concept featuring a family-friendly atmosphere, announced it has signed an area development agreement with Mike and Angie Christianson to open eight new Pizza Ranch locations in Montana. The Christiansons, who are Pizza Ranch franchisees in North Dakota, anticipate opening the first Montana restaurant in 2011.  

Quick Serve Campaign Stops

As politicos hit the campaign trail, quick serves emerge as a destination for many.

On Sunday, July 3, dozens greeted a tour bus rolling into the parking lot of the Pizza Ranch restaurant in Carroll, Iowa. Out of the bus and into the drizzle stepped Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota representative who sits amid a crowded GOP presidential field.

Just one week before her visit to the Carroll location, another Republican presidential candidate, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, visited a Pizza Ranch outlet in Indianola, Iowa.