Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch Expands in Michigan

Pizza Ranch, the pizza, fried chicken, and salad buffet located throughout the Midwest and Central Plains, announced plans to open in Holland, Michigan. It will be the brand’s 3rd location in the state. Site selection is currently underway, and a team of local entrepreneurs is at the helm of the development.

“Holland residents have been hoping for a Pizza Ranch location for ages. So we decided it was time,” says Dan Westra, a local entrepreneur who has teamed up with his wife Val Westra to bring the first Pizza Ranch to the area.

Pizza Ranch Grows Unit Count in Iowa

Pizza Ranch, the buffet-dining concept known for its community leadership initiatives, announced the opening of a new location in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Enveloping guests in a ranch-themed environment, Pizza Ranch brings to life an experience that blends buffet menu items and community camaraderie. Additionally, Pizza Ranch provides its loyal fans with opportunities to enjoy pizzas, chicken, desserts, and more outside the ranch through delivery and catering options.

New Study Reveals America’s Favorite Quick-Service Chains

Pizza segment rankings from Market Force Information survey. Market Force Information

With new limited-service brands emerging at a rapid pace, consumers have more dining choices than ever, and their preferences are proving that established national concepts could learn a thing or two from these smaller, younger chains. According to a nationwide study on consumers’ favorite quick-service chains from Market Force Information, brands like Firehouse Subs, Qdoba, and Papa Murphy’s rank better for customer satisfaction compared to more established category players like Subway, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

Pizza Ranch Brings the Heat with New Menu Items

Capitalizing on the spicy food trend, Pizza Ranch is bringing back its Brushfire Pizza while introducing a new Apple Orchard Salad to the menu.

“Back by popular demand, our Brushfire Pizza is a spicy, flavorful dish that pairs perfectly with our new cool and refreshing Apple Orchard Salad,” says Nancy Jordahl, culinary research and development director for Pizza Ranch. “We know the tango of spicy and sweet flavors will be a big hit.”

Pizza Ranch Named One of Iowa’s Top Workplaces

Pizza Ranch, the Midwest family-style buffet concept, was selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces in 2013 by the Des Moines Register. This is the third year in a row the company has appeared on this list.

The Top Workplaces list identifies the leading companies and organizations in the Iowa region based solely on employee opinions and feedback.

Pizza Ranch Delivers Pacific Tastes To The Midwest

This summer, Pizza Ranch is bringing the taste of the Pacific to the Midwest with the launch of two new Hawaiian-inspired menu items: the Meaty Tahiti Pizza and Aloha Salad.

Both items are available for a limited time only.

“Our new Meaty Tahiti Pizza and Aloha Salad are packed with unique and bold tastes,” says Nancy Jordahl, culinary research and development director for Pizza Ranch. “The sweet and tangy flavors complement one another perfectly to create a tasty little luau in your mouth.”

Beware the C-Suite Silo

When things get busy in the C-suite, people can become so focused on their own areas of responsibility that communication streams slow to a trickle and walls form around one or more departments. These silos—where individuals or even entire functional groups turn inward—can be dangerous to an organization’s overall health.

But CEOs are in a prime position to break down barriers and encourage collaboration.