Started as a single store in Iowa in 1981, Pizza Ranch has grown to become one of the largest pizza chains in South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota. It specializes in pizza, salad and chicken. The chain s hotels serve Lover's Pizza, Country's Best Chicken, hot-mashed taters, vegetables and potato wedges. Its hotels also offer a selection of desserts and beverages. Its pizzas are available with various toppings, such as Canadian bacon, green olives, Cheddar cheese, Italian sausage and jalape o peppers. Pizza Ranch partners with Pheasants Forever to provide the First Bird program. It sponsors the Inaugural Pizza Ranch 100 Star Mazda Championship Series Race. The chain s hotels participate in various fundraising opportunities, as well as organize kids nights. Its hotels also offer various gift cards and discount coupons. The chain owns more than 140 restaurants in 9 states and offers franchise options.