Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $2,000 College Scholarships


Pizza Ranch Employees Receive $2,000 College Scholarships

Each year, the Pizza Ranch and Coca-Cola Service From The Heart Scholarship Program awards multiple $2,000 scholarships to team members who are currently attending or plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. To apply, qualifying candidates are asked to submit a written essay that details how they exemplify “Service From The Heart” for guests and their community as they live out the Pizza Ranch mission: To give every guest a legendary experience. As a supplement, the general manager of the restaurant is asked to submit a star rating for their employee.

This year, ten students were chosen from across the Pizza Ranch Franchise as winners for the $2,000 scholarships. The scholarships are given out to support these employees’ pursuits of continued education. The winners chosen are active in their communities, excel in the classroom and strive to live out the Pizza Ranch mission & vision every day, both at work and within their communities. They are known to give legendary service from the heart to all guests and can be found giving 100% every day.

The 2020 winners were Benjamin Vander Griend from West Point, NE, Libby Gregg from Vermillion, SD, Savanah Werner from Eldora, IA, Kiersten Hartje from Elk River, MN, Boe Staples from Morris, MN, Graham Gunn from Waupun, WI, Nathan Meyer from Madison, SD, Haley Dahl from Hartford, SD, Rachel Wetterlind from Andover, MN, and Dylann Van Berkum from Rock Rapids, IA.

To date, Pizza Ranch Corporate has given out over $40,000 in grants to its employees through the Pizza Ranch Coca-Cola Scholarships program.

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, the Pizza Ranch Support Center 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, chicken, salads and desserts, and is delivered with an unmatched service quality. For more information about Pizza Ranch visit