Orange City, Iowa – (October 28, 2010) – The great tasting, original mile-long buffet at Pizza Ranch has gotten even tastier.

The popular Midwest family-style buffet restaurant, known for its tight bond with the communities it serves, is making autumn a tastier season for diners with the introduction of the new Cowboy Cacciatore Pizza and the return of its Apple Harvest Salad.

“We are excited to offer a new pizza and to bring back a salad favorite to our buffets,” said Gwen Lahrs, senior advertising and marketing manager for the Pizza Ranch Support Center. “Our guests have come to expect great food, great service and a great value when they come to Pizza Ranch. We feel that both of these items contribute to our guests having a legendary experience when they dine at Pizza Ranch.”

The Cowboy Cacciatore pizza is made with roasted green peppers, onion, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, Italian sausage and 100% real cheese blend, topped with a mix of herbs after baking.

“Our new pizza has great flavor and gives our guests a chance to try something new,” added Lahrs. “Many guests have already told us that this is one of the best pizzas we’ve added to the buffet.”

The Apple Harvest Salad is returning to the buffet line-up. Pizza Ranch received numerous requests from guests for the tasty salad, which contains lettuce, chunks of apples, walnuts and raisins, topped with a delightful honey mustard dressing.

 “We were hoping that our feature salads would be a hit with our guests. It’s great to be able to  bring them back from time to time,” added Lahrs. “Apple Harvest was requested so often that in less than a year it is back on our line-up.”

Both buffet items will be available through the end of January 2011.

Pizza Ranch has 154 locations in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois and Kansas.


About Pizza Ranch

Pizza Ranch’s vision is “To glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in”. Founded in Hull, Iowa, in 1981 by Adrie Groeneweg, Pizza Ranch is a prominent regional restaurant chain that offers a wide selection of pizza, salad, chicken with hot mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, and potato wedges, and desserts in a unique buffet-style environment. The brand’s great tasting food is also available through carry-out and delivery service. Currently, the company boasts 154 locations throughout nine states in the Midwest and is currently executing an aggressive growth plan to more than double its presence in key U.S. markets. For more information about Pizza Ranch and available franchise opportunities, visit

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