2020 was a roller coaster for many restaurant franchises, but Pizza Ranch rode out the challenges of the pandemic by remaining committed to growth while adapting to new demands. Innovation is the foundation of an award-winning franchise like Pizza Ranch, and our system-wide team really stepped up. Pizza Ranch spearheaded out-of-the box ideas and fresh concepts to help Franchise Owners and their teams navigate COVID restrictions while continuing to bring guests the food they love. Here’s a roundup of the latest and greatest initiatives we rolled out to keep our brand growing strong.
Driving More Revenue With Innovation.
As a forward-thinking franchise, we know adapting to evolving consumer demand is critical to helping ensure both franchisee satisfaction and our continued success. That’s why we were quick to expand third-party delivery, add curbside pickup and enhance online/mobile app ordering that allowed our guests to get our famous pizza and Country’s Best Chicken quickly and easily during the pandemic. To meet increased consumer demand for takeout options, we also began testing drive-thru concepts in select states throughout the West and Midwest.
“At Pizza Ranch, we are committed to providing every guest a legendary experience,” says Pizza Ranch CEO & Founder Adrie Groeneweg. “Drive-thru ordering is an exciting new way for families to get their Pizza Ranch favorites quickly, safely and conveniently. And, with our new combo meals, it’s also a perfect option for those who want a great meal fast.”
Showcasing pizza, chicken, salad, sides and drink combos, our special drive-thru menu offers ready-to-go family favorites with something for everyone.
Menu Updates Back At The Ranch.
Restaurant takeout business boomed in 2020, and Pizza Ranch was quick to innovate, adding satisfying new offerings for hungry guests stuck at home. Besides drive-thru concepts, we launched an array of exciting options to help drive revenue in 2020, including Bake At Home pizzas and our delicious new wings and tenders. Guests at participating locations can satisfy their pizza cravings morning, noon and night with Bake At Home Breakfast (made with savory sausage and scrambled eggs) as well as our traditional pizzas. And at select locations, they can also bring the whole family to our new weekend breakfast-brunch buffet for an all-you-can-eat twist on our craveable favorites.
And the tasty innovations don’t stop with pizza. Already legendary for the Country’s Best Chicken, Pizza Ranch launched our new boneless chicken tenders (a.k.a. the Country’s Best Chicken Tenders). These tasty carryout and delivery exclusives are made with the same juicy marinade, seasoned breading and tender all white meat, and they come with five delicious dipping sauces, including our new tangy Chicken Dipper Sauce. Our commitment to offering great food at a great price point is what makes us a top restaurant franchise and family-favorite destination.
FunZone Arcade Brings Joy To Guests—And Franchise Owners.
Three new Pizza Ranch locations opened in June in Minnesota and South Dakota, and all three will feature our popular FunZone Arcade. Offering a combination of new and nostalgic arcade games and a fantastic selection of prizes, FunZone Arcades deliver fun for the whole family as well as help boost revenue by attracting group and party bookings.
If you’re interested in Multi-Unit Franchise Ownership, our 23% EBITDAR for restaurants with a FunZone Arcade demonstrates the advantage you get enhancing your portfolio with a franchise that strategically combines craveable pizza and chicken with on-site entertainment. Pizza Ranch ended 2020 with 34 active FunZone Arcades and is projecting to have over 46 active FunZone Arcades by the end of 2021. With a low cost to operate and high value add to the Pizza Ranch experience, FunZone Arcades help make our franchise brand a must-have if you want to diversify your portfolio.
Franchise opportunities are surging in the post-COVID economy, and smart Franchise Owners know that a brand’s reputation and performance are key in choosing a successful investment. Pizza Ranch is a family-owned-and-operated franchise with 38 years of proven sales growth that prides itself on creating an authentic, supportive franchise family. The combination of rising consumer demand and ample market availability makes now a great time to open a Pizza Ranch. If you’re ready to expand your portfolio with a top restaurant franchise, fill out the form below to get started.