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 states with plans to open 10 new locations across Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois by end of year.
With the rise of eater-tainment and family outings, Pizza Ranch’s FunZone Arcades experienced record-breaking revenues this past quarter. January, February, and March of 2022 were consecutive record-breaking revenue months, making it the most successful quarter in the arcade brand’s history. Year-over-year arcade revenues were up 85% in Q1. FunZone Arcades, which are owned, operated, and franchised by Pizza Ranch, debuted a total of five new locations in Perham, Minnesota; Redwood Falls, Minnesota; Worthington, Minnesota; Dubuque, Iowa and Gillette, Wyoming. Additionally, the brand is slated to open more than 20 new FunZone Arcades in 2022 alone.
“The growth we’re currently experiencing at Pizza Ranch is a testament to our guest loyalty and immense support from the communities that we serve,” said Adrie Groeneweg, founder and president of Pizza Ranch. “For more than three decades, we’ve provided our guests with a legendary experience. Since adding FunZone Arcades to our portfolio in 2010, we have added 47 FunZone Arcades to neighboring Pizza Ranch locations, which has bolstered our mission to positively impact the world. As a team, we’ll work endlessly to innovate and elevate the overall brand experience at Pizza Ranch, and we can’t wait to keep the momentum going.”
Additionally in the first quarter, Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola ® put out applications to award ten, $2,000 scholarships, to Pizza Ranch team members who are currently attending or plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola’s annual Service From The Heart College Scholarship Program awards team members who have exemplified genuine care and legendary service in the restaurant and in their communities. To date, Pizza Ranch Corporate has given out over $175,000 in grants to over 100 employees through the Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarships program.
As the brand continues to develop in key markets, Pizza Ranch is in the midst of aggressive expansion and is looking to add well-capitalized candidates to bring additional restaurants and FunZone Arcades to key markets within Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, Nebraska, Indiana, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming and Missouri.
For more information on franchise opportunities with Pizza Ranch, please visit pizzaranchfranchise.com or call 800-321-3401.