KEYSTONE, CO – The Wichita Pizza Ranch was awarded the Community Impact Award by Pizza Ranch Inc. at the company’s 2023 Awards Banquet held at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colorado.
The Community Impact Award recognizes a franchisee or Pizza Ranch that has made a positive impact in their community and lives out the Pizza Ranch Vision, “To Glorify God by Positively Impacting the World.”
“To me, the Community Impact Award is the biggest award given out each year,” states Chief Vision Officer Perry Krosschell, “It’s never an easy pick because there is so much being done across our chain to positively impact our local communities. The winner of this year’s award knows what it means to have Community Impact. They have become Legendary in their community. The sheer number of events they’re involved in blew the nomination committee away.”
Krosschell shared the details of over 45 different businesses, organizations, and events that the Wichita Pizza Ranch has partnered with. Everything from supporting Wichita’s First Responders, to providing concessions for local school sporting events, and providing meals for organizations like Sojourners Coffee House and Freedom Hooves Riding Center.
Owner Doug Wessley gave a special shout out to Sales/Marketing/Business Development Manager, Donnie Bean Jr., for the work he has done to help the Wichita Pizza Ranch became an asset to the community. “Donnie has not only been able to help create the partnership between these organizations, but is also active in maintaining them. He is working to build the Pizza Ranch brand, living the Pizza Ranch Vision and Mission, and truly making an impact in the community.”
Pizza Ranch President and Founder Adrie Groeneweg reflected on the Wichita Pizza Ranch’s Impact, “We see a lot of good happening across our chain, and it is our Vision ‘to Glorify God by Positively Impacting the World.’ It is so evident by the work of Doug, Donnie, and the Wichita Team, that they have truly taken this calling to heart. The Wichita Community is richly blessed by their work.”
Donnie Bean Jr. addressed the room after receiving the award alongside Doug Wessley & Kaleb Wessley on behalf of the Wichita Team, “We love that we get to live Pizza Ranch’s Vision every day and the impact begins at home in our own communities. We are excited to build on our current partnerships, make new relationships, and continue to bless others while making a positive impact for this world.”
Wichita Pizza Ranch was awarded $1,000 for receiving the Community Impact Award to donate to a local charity of their choosing. The donation will go to Creating Tomorrows – a local charity that helps individuals with cystic fibrosis.
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 210 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, visit PizzaRanch.com.