Pizza Ranch Company History Timeline


Pizza Ranch welcomed its first guest on December 21, 1981.

Adrie Groeneweg had one that started in Hull, Iowa, in 1981 when he was just 19 years old.

21, 1981.2nd restaurant opens in Orange City, IA and the buffet is introduced.First Pizza Ranch franchise opens in Mountain Lake, MN.5th Anniversary with 10 locations open.


As it turns out, the answer was yes and the first Pizza Ranch franchise was born in 1984.


Scott joined Pizza Ranch as GM of the Orange City Pizza Ranch in 1991.

Jeff started his Pizza Ranch career in 1991 as manager of the Hull, Iowa Pizza Ranch.


Dean started in 1992, working various restaurant-level positions throughout high school and college.


Jon joined Pizza Ranch, Inc. in June of 2000 as assistant to the marketing director.


In January of 2003 Jeff was named director of purchasing, and in July of 2003 was named director of operations.


She joined Pizza Ranch in March of 2006 as a Purchasing Coordinator.


Perry joined Pizza Ranch, Inc. in January of 2010 as the chief vision officer.


Pizza Ranch makes its way South! In August 2018, Pizza Ranch expanded its territory by another state - Arkansas!

In early 2018, he was named COO. Prior to Pizza Ranch, Scott worked for Pella Windows, where he excelled in process improvement.


Despite the pandemic, Pizza Ranch opens three new locations in June 2021 - Duluth, MN, Brookings, SD, and Champlin, MN - with more Pizza Ranch locations slated to open later in the year.

Pizza Ranch's President and Founder, Adrie Groeneweg, has been chosen as the Iowa Restaurant Association's 2021 Restauranteur of the Year by the Iowa Restaurant Association.


Ross Groeneweg joined Pizza Ranch in January of 2022 as Chief People & Strategy Officer.

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Orange City, IA
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Adrie Groeneweg,Jon Moss,Mark Souba,Scott Post,Lawrence Esch
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Pizza Ranch is 42 years old.

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Adrie Groeneweg and Lawrence Esch founded Pizza Ranch.

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