Pizza Ranch
Pizza, chicken, salad bar, buffet
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About
Founded

1981

Franchising Since

1984 (35 Years)

Corporate Address

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

CEO

Adrie Groeneweg

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$1,127,500 - $2,526,500

Liquid Cash Requirement

$297,000 - $465,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

2.25%

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

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

On-The-Job Training:

222 hours

Classroom Training:

28 hours

Additional Training:

At headquarters & in training restaurant

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

75 - 95

Bio
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.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $1,127,500 High - $2,526,500
Units
+3.5%+7 UNITS (1 Year) +8.9%+17 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: June 17th, 2019