Awarding of a License to Franchise Process

The road to being awarded a license to franchise a Pizza Ranch restaurant includes a number of structured steps. Throughout these steps, it’s important to provide ample time to research the business opportunity and to make sure it fits you personally while enabling you to meet your short and long-term goals. We will work closely with you as you move through the process to help you realize the commitment, support and opportunity.

  • Request for Information or Franchise Application

    Start by reviewing the information on the website:

    If you meet the criteria for the Ideal Franchisee, we encourage you to complete either the Request for Information or Franchise Application. The information supplied will be held in strict confidence and submitting does not obligate you in any way.

    The Territory Map indicates available development markets. If you are interested in a specific market not listed, go ahead and complete the Request for Information and mention the market of interest. The Franchise Development team will contact you regarding availability.

  • Franchise Development Team Contact

    A representative from the Franchise Development team will contact you shortly after receiving and reviewing your Request for Information or Franchise Application. We will discuss your qualifications and business experience/objectives and provide you with information about franchising with Pizza Ranch. You will also be able to get some of your questions answered.

  • Franchise Disclosure and Due Diligence

    If we mutually agree to continue with the process, a face-to-face meeting will be scheduled with a member of the Franchise Development team. You will learn more about Pizza Ranch franchising & support and the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) will be provided (either in electronic form or hard copy) and reviewed with you. We will also encourage you to conduct due diligence on the Pizza Ranch franchise system.

  • Discovery Days

    Moving forward in the process will result in an invitation to participate in Discovery Days at the Pizza Ranch Restaurant Support Center in Orange City, Iowa. You will spend this informative day meeting with Pizza Ranch executives and spending time with each department head to learn first-hand about the support provided by each department. You will also have the opportunity to present segments of your business plan to the executive team.  

    The Discovery Days agenda also includes in-restaurant experience in our area training stores where you will experience restaurant operations first-hand.

    Prior to attending Discovery Days a credit/background check will be conducted.

  • Signing

    Based on a decision to award a franchise license for a Pizza Ranch restaurant, you will sign a Franchise Agreement, including Exhibits 1 & 3.  If signing for multiple locations, an Area Development Agreement will also be signed.  An initial fee will be paid, which later will be applied to the franchise fee.

    As you move into the site selection, and later the construction phase, the Pizza Ranch team will guide you with their expertise while communicating the criteria and requirements.