Pizza Ranch opens first Montana location

Aug. 6, 2012

Pizza Ranch has opened its first restaurant in Billings, Mont., that also marks the first location in the state.

The new restaurant is the first of eight restaurants entrepreneurs Mike and Angie Christianson plan to open throughout Montana.

"We are very excited to provide our new neighbors in Billings a family-friendly place where they can enjoy fresh, great-tasting food and a one-of-a-kind dining experience," Mike Christianson said. "Pizza Ranch is known throughout the Midwest as the community gathering place. We invite Billings residents to stop by and relax in a family-friendly environment, while enjoying fresh, great-tasting food and an exceptional dining experience."

The new 6,000-square-foot restaurant will seat up to 240 guests in an atmosphere that mimics the Old West. Two spacious community rooms are available for special group gatherings. In addition to its dine-in buffet, Pizza Ranch will offer carry-out and delivery service for any of its signature menu items.

Pizza Ranch restaurants partner with local schools and organizations in fundraising activities and programs, such as Tip Nights. During Tip Nights, members of a local organization come in and help serve Pizza Ranch guests, earning all the tips plus a percentage of sales from that night.

Pizza Ranch has more than 165 locations in nine states in the Midwest and is currently executing an aggressive growth plan to expand its presence in key U.S. markets.

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Topics: Franchising & Growth , Operations Management , Restaurant Design / Layout

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