Pizza Ranch poised to open in Joplin

3223 East 20th, just east of 20th and Rangeline; Grand opening Monday, July 11
Pizza Ranch Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. – Plans have been in the works since last year to bring the Iowa-based restaurant to Joplin.  And now Pizza Ranch has an opening date of Monday, July 11.

We had a chance to peek inside the 222nd location of Pizza Ranch, 3223 East 20th, talked with the Assistant General Manager, Jen Dial.


Jen Dial, Assistant General Manager, tells us all of their management staff are from the Joplin area. They are currently training employees preparing for opening day.

Dial tells us all of their management staff are from the Joplin area. They are currently training employees preparing for opening day.

  • Q: What is a Pizza Ranch?
  • Jen Dial: Pizza Ranch is a restaurant founded in Orange City, Iowa. It started out as a family-owned business.  They wanted great pizza, great food, later came the chicken, and then came the Fun Zone!  So it’s grown now from a small pizza place to a family friendly restaurant and arcade.
  • Q: Why Joplin?  What brings the Pizza Ranch here?
  • Jen Dial: The owner, Josh, is from this area.  He wanted to bring something to the Joplin area to enrich his community.
  • Q: What makes Pizza Ranch different from other pizza places?
  • Jen Dial: Our Mission: Glorify God by making a positive impact in our community and make a legendary experience for every single guest.
  • Q: You do a Community Focus as a store?  Who are you working with here at the first?
  • Jen Dial: Our Community Focus will be on Watered Gardens. We are excited to partner with them and see how we can help enrich their outreach.
  • Q: Tell us about opening day this Monday.
  • Jen Dial: July 11 is going to be a really exciting day.  We are going to start out early in the day.  We are going to have music, we are going to have activities in the parking lot for family and guests to line up.  The first 100 people will get free pizza for a year.  So it’s important to get here early.
  • Q: Can people stay the night before to form the line?
  • Jen Dial: We have anticipated people lining up the night before. And we are really excited about that. You’ll actually get to see a lot of things happen. Guests come in and we get everything set up.  We would absolutely love if people got that excited, because they are excited as we are!


“We are so excited to officially share our new opening date! The restaurant is ready, our team is training and we’ll be ready to serve Joplin on Monday, July 11th! Details are on their FB page. Click image to visit.

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