Prepped for Success

Best-in-class. That’s how our comprehensive training programs have been described. From the minute you sign on as a franchisee, through your Grand Opening, and beyond, our training team is dedicated to your success.


As a new franchisee, you and your management team will participate in a comprehensive five-week training program. General managers/operators split their time between classroom training at our Restaurant Support Center in Orange City, Iowa and hands-on training in one of our training restaurants.  

Covering essential topics for operating, managing, and marketing your Pizza Ranch business according to franchise-wide standards, the training program is conducted by our qualified, passionate training team. The classroom training covers standards, hiring and training crew members, implementing an effective marketing plan, use of the point-of-sale system, managing the financial aspects such as labor and food costs, and much more.  

The in-restaurant training provides hands-on experience with food preparation, inventory tracking, product ordering and receiving.

Grand Opening

For a two-week period leading up to your Grand Opening, a Pizza Ranch Restaurant Opening Team will provide pre-opening, in-restaurant training for your crew. Pre-opening preparation includes assistance with food orders, scheduling, point-of-sale training and more.


Once your restaurant doors have opened, the Pizza Ranch Restaurant Opening Team remains onsite for an additional two weeks. This time is used to provide additional support, ensure everything is up and running smoothly and work out any kinks you or your team may be experiencing during this busy but exciting time.

Pizza Ranch University is an online training resource for team members. This interactive learning resource is a fun, efficient and effective way to keep crew members up-to-speed on new Pizza Ranch products, processes and procedures.

Beyond all of this, we have extensive ongoing training and performance improvement programs in place. At Pizza Ranch, learning never stops.