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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#194 Ranked #273 last year
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Initial investment
$1.9M - $5M
Units as of 2024
221 Increase 3.8% over 3 years

Company Overview

At age 19, Adrie Groeneweg opened the first Pizza Ranch in Hull, Iowa, offering pizza recipes developed by his mother Lorraine. The midwest pizza chain's menu has since expanded to include chicken, buffalo wings, dessert and salad. Customers can order from the menu or eat from a buffet. Franchising began in 1984, and the company's headquarters has moved from Hull to Orange City, Iowa.

About Pizza Ranch

Industry Food
Related Categories Pizza
Founded 1981
Parent Company Pizza Ranch Inc.
Leadership Adrie Groeneweg, CEO
Corporate Address 204 19th St. S.E.
Orange City, IA 51041
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, TikTok

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1984 (40 years)
# of employees at HQ 85
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

# of Units 221 (as of 2024)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Pizza Ranch franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
$30,000
Initial Investment Information Circle
$1,853,500 - $4,951,500
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$400,000 - $1,000,000
Royalty Fee Information Circle
4%
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
2.25%
Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Pizza Ranch has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 294 hours
Classroom Training 30 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
No
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
No
# of employees required to run 75-95
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
Yes
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Updated: December 12th, 2022