Shorewood, IL – July 17, 2023 – Shorewood, IL became home to the newest Pizza Ranch in the well-known Midwest restaurant chain. Franchisee Govind Patel is eager to bring the Pizza Ranch brand to the community, and provide a faith and family-focused restaurant that offers a full buffet, carryout, and delivery, as well as a FunZone Arcade featuring interactive games for all ages.
Govind first encountered the Pizza Ranch brand in Peoria, IL and became close with the owner of that location. He became a fan of the brand and truly embraced the culture. Govind will be opening the Shorewood location under the management of Brenda Villegas. Villegas has over 10 years of experience in food service management and has worked in top performing restaurants in the Chicago area. “We are so excited to create a place where people gather for fun and great food. We are eager to begin serving our community,” Govind stated.
Training for the new Pizza Ranch crew began on July 8, and the team got their first chance to serve the Shorewood community with their soft openings July 13 & 14. The Shorewood team selected all proceeds raised from their soft opening to benefit Guardian Angel Community Services. This organization works to help provide shelter, clothing, and food for women and children in need. Guardian Angel Community Services has been in operation since the late 1800’s.
The Shorewood Pizza Ranch opened at 11:00am on Monday, July 17.
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.