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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #170 last year
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Initial investment
$1.1M - $2.5M
Units as of 2019
208 7.2% 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
Leadership
Adrie Groeneweg, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
85
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin

# of Units
208 (as of 2019)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
204 19th St. S.E.
Orange City, IA 51041

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
$30,000
Initial Investment
$1,127,500 - $2,526,500
Cash Requirement
$297,000 - $465,000
Royalty Fee
4%
Ad Royalty Fee
2.25%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
120 hours
Classroom Training
80 hours
Additional Training
At headquarters & in training restaurant
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
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
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?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
75-95
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021