(Le Mars) — The Le Mars Pizza Ranch restaurant held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, as a way to mark their 25th anniversary of doing business in Le Mars. Owners Tyler Sickles, Brad Cleveringa, and Owner-Operator, Amanda Ruden say Le Mars has been a good location for sales.
Sickles and Cleveringa acquired the Le Mars Pizza Ranch franchise more than 11 years ago.
Pizza Ranch is located at one of the major intersections in town, sitting at the southwest corner of Plymouth Street and Central Avenue. Brad Cleveringa says it certainly has benefited the restaurant to be in the middle of a vibrant downtown.
Amanda Ruden has been an employee, and now owner and operator, of Pizza Ranch for the past 14 years. She says it is tough to remain competitive with so many other pizza restaurants located in Le Mars. However, she credits Pizza
Ranch’s involvement with community events as a reason why people prefer Pizza Ranch.
Among the seven Pizza Ranch restaurants that are owned by Sickles and Cleveringa, they say Le Mars has the most active delivery services.
Amanda Ruden says they are constantly introducing new menu items, in order to remain competitive. One example is beginning this week, Pizza Ranch is now making breakfast pizzas. As part of the celebration of their 25th anniversary, Pizza Ranch is offering discounts on their buffet meals for the next couple of weeks.