About

In the heart of every cowboy is a dream. 

Adrie Groeneweg had one that started in Hull, Iowa, in 1981 when he was just 19 years old. It was simple. Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza? With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie’s mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born.

The residents of Hull flocked to the young restaurant for made-from-scratch sauce and dough and other fresh ingredients. As word spread, Pizza Ranch grew. The dream that began in the heart of a young man now extends to thirteen states. It’s been quite a trail ride. Learn more about our history!

Vision and Mission

Vision: To glorify God by positively impacting the world
Mission: To give every guest a legendary experience

Pizza Ranch Facts

Founder: Adrie Groeneweg
Year Founded: 1981
Founding Location: Hull, Iowa
Number of Locations: As of February 2017, Pizza Ranch has 200 locations across 13 states including:

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado

Learn about Pizza Ranch.

Read our history, latest news, or contact us with questions or comments! You’re welcome to browse our Pizza Ranch Serves blog too, to learn about our mission partners and how we daily live out our mission and vision.

Interested in opening your own Pizza Ranch restaurant? Visit our Franchise website today and learn about how to become a franchisee.