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Pizza Ranch Inc. awarded its Franchisee of the Year Award to Brandon & Jennifer Pratt at the 2021 Awards Banquet held in Sioux Falls, SD on June 15th.

The Pratt’s began their franchise journey with Pizza Ranch in 2006 with the opening of the Iowa City, IA restaurant, followed by the opening or re-opening of 6 other locations: Cedar Rapids, IA (2013), Springfield, IL (2015), Newton, IA (2016), Galesburg, IL (2016), North Liberty, IA (2019), and Marion, IA (2020).

2020 was marked by hardship, leaving nearly all restaurant owners struggling to survive. Along with being dealt a difficult hand due to the pandemic, our Eastern Iowa franchise operators were struck by a devasting storm during the summer. The Pratt’s had several locations damaged by the storm, but it did not deter their growth, their commitment to serve, or their passion for the Pizza Ranch brand. They overcame adversity, grew their business, gave insightful leadership as part of the Pizza Ranch Franchisee Advisory Council, created best in class marketing, and ultimately made a positive impact on the communities they serve.

Adrie Groeneweg; President & Founder

The Franchisee of the Year Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of a Pizza Ranch franchisee and their commitment to the Pizza Ranch brand. Pizza Ranch Inc. is honored to recognize their hard work and dedication to Pizza Ranch and their communities.

Adrie concluded, “Brandon and Jennifer have made an incredible impact on their communities, with personal involvement and service through their Pizza Ranch restaurants. They are an integral part of the Pizza Ranch franchise. Without question, the Pratts are deserving of this award.”

About Pizza Ranch

Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises more than 200 locations in 14 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, as the brand has become a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, crispy ranch chicken, salads, and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality. For more information, visit