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.
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, 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 is rolling out a new lineup of bold flavors this Fall.
Starting October 7, 2013, Pizza Ranch’s menu will feature the Bold & Beefy Steak and Onion Pizza and Mediterranean Salad for a limited time only.
With this summer expected to be one of the top summers for road trips in years according to a recent TripAdvisor survey, Pizza Ranch has launched a fun and interactive sweepstakes for their Facebook fans – The Great Pizza Ranch Road Trip Sweepstakes.
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.”
Since their debut as limited time offer items in 2011, the Sweet Chili Pizza and Cran-Tastic Salad instantly captured the hearts and palates of Pizza Ranch guests. When the promotion was done, guests were left wanting more and these menu items have not resurfaced on the menu until now.
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.
This fall, Pizza Ranch is giving its guests more great-tasting reasons to keep coming back.
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.