For years there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Pizza Ranch opening a restaurant in Duluth.  Now, there is official word that it will be happening in early 2021.

Pizza Ranch will be opening at the Miller Hill Mall, in the space where Lucky's 13 Pub used to be, under the guidance of Owner/Operator/General Manager Chris Verhel.

Pizza Ranch restaurants are famous for their buffets that offer a wide variety of pizza, pastas, salad items, amazing chicken that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, desserts and more.  You can also order menu items individually, or in 'Ranch Packs' for takeout or delivery.

Owner/Operator/General Manager Chris Verhel says the Pizza Ranch in Duluth will also feature a FunZone Arcade.  According to their website, FunZone Arcades feature the newest interactive and high-energy games along with some nostalgic favorites.

A new business also means new job opportunities for the Northland. Be sure to look for employment opportunities arriving soon with the Pizza Ranch location in Duluth. Verhel anticipates hiring 100-120 people to work at the Duluth location.

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Pizza Ranch is also known to be very involved in community fundraising, offering organizations the opportunity to hold a Community Impact Fundraising Event, where members of an organization come in and help serve guests, then receive donations from guests and/or a percentage of sales from that night.  Organizations, companies or causes must first request a fundraiser online with Pizza Ranch, then be approved. 

The first Pizza Ranch opened in 1981 in Hull, Iowa.  According to their website, as of August 2018, the have 207 locations across 14 states including:

  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Arkansas