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Pizza Ranch Inc. awarded its Manager of the Year Award to Ross Groeneweg of the Orange City Pizza Ranch at the company’s 2021 Awards Banquet in Sioux Falls, SD on June 15th.

District Manager Tony Madsen began the presentation, “This past year, you wouldn’t have known Ross and his team were working through a pandemic. They adapted to the changes and did what it took to be successful. Ross was always there in the restaurant, pushing the envelope to become better. It was natural to him, and he never settled. That’s why his location is consistently at the top of our restaurant group, as well as the chain.”

This is well-deserved, and I am incredibly proud of you, Ross. My brother is dedicated and always pursuing to become the best and go to the next level. While he breaks records, one thing that won’t be broken is his character. He’s been through a lot of Pizza Ranch experiences, a lot of tough ones, and they just made him stronger. Not only does he pursue excellence, but he cares about the people who work for him, as well as his restaurant guests. He is God-fearing and loves the Lord, and that impacts everything he does.

District Manager & Brother of the Recipient: Spencer Groeneweg

A year later, Ross had the opportunity to move back home and start as the General Manager for the Orange City restaurant. At this location, he has helped train managers going to other locations and has also driven new process and menu item tests.

“I’m just very proud of him. He is my son, and I love him very much. And in him, I am well-pleased. He’s not getting this award because he’s my son; he’s getting it because he’s earned it,” concluded Adrie.

The Manager of the Year Award is one of our top honors. This award recognizes one Pizza Ranch manager who stands out among all other managers across the chain, and who has driven his or her restaurant’s performance in the most exceptional way. Congratulations Ross!

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 about Pizza Ranch in Orange City and elsewhere, visit