Mike & Angie Christianson Recognized as a 2022 Franchise Rock Star

Pizza Ranch’s Mike and Angie Christianson were identified by franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2022’s Franchise Rock Stars. The Christianson’s were selected from over 30,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. The Franchise Rock Stars were nominated by their franchise brand’s leadership in … Read more

Pizza Ranch Named to Franchise Business Review’s 2022 Culture100 List

Pizza Ranch was recently named to Franchise Business Review’s third annual “Culture100” list. The list recognizes the top 100 franchise brands in a 2022 report on the Best Franchise Cultures. 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 … Read more

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 Exterior Building Image

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