Grassroots Management Wins Franchisee of the Year Award


Grassroots Management Wins Franchisee of the Year Award

Franchisees of the Year

Orange City, IA — Pizza Ranch Inc. awarded its Franchisee of the Year Award to Grassroots Management at the 2024 Awards Banquet held in Wisconsin Dells, WI on June 11th.

The Grassroots Management franchisee team is filled by Robert Rehm, Jr. and Sherry Rehm, Bjorn and Elizabeth Kaashagen, Mark and Barbie Miller, and Dale and Diane Jorgensen. Opening its first Pizza Ranch location in 2012, this professional team now owns and operates 27 Pizza Ranch locations across Illinois, Tennessee, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. “They don’t have plans to stop growing and have 2 locations currently in construction and set to open this year,” said Mark Souba, Chief Development Officer.

“I feel humbled. This is a big team; it isn’t just the four of us. It’s all the key employees we have. Everyone has a part. We can build the perfect store, but it comes down to executing at the store level. The boots on the ground determines if you’re going to be successful,” shared franchisee, Bjorn Kaashagen.

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.

Bjorn concluded, “I want everyone to know this is a team effort, from our franchisees to team members and the Pizza Ranch Support Center. We’re all in it together to make it a success.

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 one of the largest pizza chains in the Midwest with over 210 locations across 14 states in the U.S. The restaurant chain offers a unique “Buffet Your Way” concept that includes a wide selection of legendary pizzas, the Country’s Best Chicken®, fresh salads, sides, and desserts. Pizza Ranch also owns, operates and franchises FunZone Arcades, which combine everyone’s two favorite things – the brand’s legendary buffet and an entertainment destination with the latest interactive and high-energy games for both kids and adults.