Adrie Groeneweg, President & Founder of Pizza Ranch, Shares What It takes To Run Successful Family Business

Adrie Groeneweg, President and Founder of Pizza Ranch, was featured as part of the series “5 Things You Need to Run a Highly Successful Family Business.” In this feature, Adrie shares his personal backstory, his experience of running a family business, and of course, his take on what it takes to run a successful family … Read more


Pizza Ranch announced that it has accelerated its franchise development efforts in the first quarter of 2022, opening a new location in Gillette, Wyoming along with signing agreements to develop restaurants in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Thief River Falls, MN and a new location in Oklahoma. To date, Pizza Ranch currently operates 212 locations across 14 … Read more

Pizza Ranch ups its game by adding arcades; Minot franchisee leads move to add FunZones

Excited kids running into a Fun Zone

Mike Christianson built his first Pizza Ranch-arcade from the ground up in Butte, Mont., in 2016. The store did so well that he eventually added “FunZone” arcades to his stores in Grand Forks and Fargo. Now Christianson’s template for pizza-and-games has been picked up by the whole Pizza Ranch chain. Six years ago, Mike Christianson, … Read more

Grand Forks Pizza Ranch franchise brings in more business with FunZone Arcade

Mother and son playing an arcade game in the FunZone

Pizza Ranch is upgrading its locations with FunZone Arcade to provide its own version of an “eater-tainment” experience for customers. Mike Christiansen, who owns the Grand Forks location as well as nine other locations throughout the region, said the arcades are meant to bring a new layer to the dining experience at Pizza Ranch, one … Read more

Gillette Adding A Pizza Ranch

A legendary buffet and dining concept is coming to Gillette, WY. Pizza Ranch, home of the Legendary Buffet boasting craveable pizza and the Country’s Best Chicken, is set to open its doors to the Gillette community the early months of 2022. The location at 1000 West 2nd Street will be owned by Anthony and Victor … Read more

Pizza Ranch Named Top Franchise for 2022

Pizza Ranch was recently named a Top Franchise for 2022 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchise business owners. The list is available at Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch … Read more

Sioux Falls W 41st Pizza Ranch Receives Community Service Award

“Pizza and chicken is what we make, but being part of the community is really what we do.” – Todd Pharis, Pizza Ranch Co-Owner The South Dakota Retailers Association recognized the Pizza Ranch restaurant on 41st Street in Sioux Falls with its annual Community Service Award, which recognizes a business that goes above and beyond … Read more

Iowa Restaurant Association Names Adrie Groeneweg 2021 Restaurateur of the Year

On Monday, November 15th, Founder and President of Pizza Ranch, Adrie Groeneweg, was honored at the Iowa Events Center as the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year. Groeneweg was selected for his business success, industry leadership, entrepreneurship and commitment to helping so many others pursue their dreams of restaurant ownership. Pizza Ranch debuted more … Read more