Pizza Ranch Opens in Kearney Nebraska


Pizza Ranch Opens in Kearney Nebraska

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Kearney, NE – September 7, 2023 – Kearney became home to Nebraska’s 7th Pizza Ranch. The well-known Midwest restaurant chain provides a faith and family-focused restaurant with a full buffet, carryout, and delivery, as well as a FunZone Arcade featuring interactive games for all ages. Franchisees Dennis Johnson, Brian Tooker, and Bambi Grady are eager to bring the Pizza Ranch brand to the Kearney community and surrounding areas.

Johnson has developed a passion for Pizza Ranch and its vision ‘to glorify God by positively impacting the world’, which led him to opening his first location in Bemidji MN this past January. Johnson soon partnered with long-time franchisees Tooker & Grady to build a second location in Kearney. Johnson has hired Cory Albers as a managing partner to oversee the location. Albers has many years of experience alongside Johnson and is eager to take on the role of managing the new Kearney restaurant.

Training for the new Pizza Ranch crew began on September 2, and doors opened for the new Restaurant & FunZone Arcade the second week of September.

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.