Pizza Ranch opening in Joplin, some slept on the sidewalk for free pizza for a year

First 100 in line for the 11 a.m. opening get free pizza for a year
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VR Gamer waiting in line overnight for Pizza Ranch in Joplin to open.

JOPLIN, Mo.Pizza Ranch opens in Joplin Monday at 3223 E 20th. The first 100 people in line get free pizza for a year.

KOAM’s Shannon Becker live saying people began lining up about 7 Sunday night. Some were sleeping. Some were playing games. Some just hanging out.

The chain restaurant is locally owned and is the 222nd Pizza Ranch to open across the Midwest. 

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This locally owned and managed Pizza Ranch is the 222nd location.

The first Pizza Ranch opened in the small town of Hull, Iowa in 1981. 

“The lunch buffet is $11.95, on evenings and weekends it is $14.50. Kids 0-2 eat free, 3-12 years of age are $0.80 per year.” – Pizza Ranch

Friday we chatted with assistant general manager Jen Dial. She filled us in on the details of the restaurant. 👉🏽 click here to read our interview here on Pizza Ranch.


Pizza Ranch opens in Joplin. The first 100 in line get free pizza for a year. These folks spent the night!

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The first Pizza Ranch opened in the small town of Hull, Iowa in 1981. 

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Monday morning 11 a.m. just east of 20th and Rangeline.

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