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Newton, MA March 8, 2016
Pizza Ranch Wins Paytronix Loyaltees Real Impact Award

Black Friday double-points promotion achieves 780% ROI by motivating guests to visit on busiest shopping day of the year 

Paytronix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of reward program solutions to restaurants and retailers, today announced the first winner of its 2016 Paytronix Loyaltees Awards: Pizza Ranch for the “Real Impact” demonstrated by the 780% ROI achieved with its Black Friday Double-Points Promotion. The Paytronix Loyaltees Awards is an annual program designed to identify and spotlight Paytronix customers who are leveraging the Paytronix Rewards platform to deliver truly innovative and market-defining guest experiences.

Read the full Pizza Ranch story, “Pizza Ranch Achieves 780% ROI with Black Friday Double-Points Promotion.” 

With many of its 194 Pizza Ranch restaurants situated in rural areas, the Orange City, Iowa-based chain was challenged to get guests away from the malls and into its restaurants on big shopping days. To drive up sales on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year, Pizza Ranch created a one-day double-points promotion designed to increase visits and spend.

Overall, the Pizza Ranch Black Friday promotion resulted in:

Sales Lift -- In terms of total spend, there was 67.6% lift when compared to the previous Friday’s sales!

ROI of 780% -- Since the offer was a faster point accrual rate, the only cost to Pizza Ranch was the value of possible redemptions from rewards earned with the “extra” points. Using a conservative estimate of 100% redemption of those extra rewards, the return on investment for this promotion was 780%!

Increased Gift Card Sales -- Many guests used the timely promotion to purchase gift cards, which increased Pizza Ranch’s market share of holiday gift card sales and ensured future visits from gift card redemption.

“Taking advantage of the analytics capabilities of the Paytronix Rewards Platform, Pizza Ranch marketing executives can look at sales and transactions or test-and-control parameters to generate reports on the Black Friday promotions,” said Cody Pierce, VP of Marketing at Pizza Ranch. “In addition, Paytronix Data Insights enables Pizza Ranch to do comparisons so that we can look at previous years not offering double points vs the years we did, as well as how those Fridays compare to previous Fridays in a month.”

“The Pizza Ranch Black Friday double-points promotion with its 780% ROI was the clear ‘Real Impact’ winner in this year’s Loyaltees program,” said Andrew Robbins, president, Paytronix Systems, Inc. “With this promotion, Pizza Ranch has demonstrated that a loyalty program can cost effectively address and solve the chronic problem of peaks and valleys in restaurant sales.”

Open to all current Paytronix clients, the Paytronix Loyaltees competition recognizes loyalty programs that motivate guests to visit restaurant or retail establishment more frequently. The winning Loyaltees programs showcase the success of Paytronix users prompting targeted guest behavior—breaking new ground with relevant offers that leverage data collected by loyalty programs, and through all of today’s guest touch points from Point of Sale to mobile engagement.

About Paytronix Systems, Inc.

Paytronix’s proprietary guest engagement platform helps more than 280 restaurant and retail chains manage and grow more than $10 Billion in guest spend. Customers benefit from big data consumer insights that Paytronix generates from 1-to-1 engagement with more than 20 million loyal guests—through mobile, social and today’s most innovative digital marketing tools. As a result, customers can more effectively segment and motivate their guests to increase spend and drive revenue. For more information, visit

About Pizza Ranch

Cultivating its mission “To give every guest a legendary experience” since its inception in 1981, Pizza Ranch connects with its communities in a way that provides bridges for friends, family and colleagues to come together. Today, Pizza Ranch is based in Orange City, Iowa and owns, operates and franchises more than 195 locations in 13 states. Consistent growth has been a Pizza Ranch staple, with the brand becoming a beacon of community involvement and exceptional food. The Pizza Ranch buffet features legendary pizzas, The Country’s Best Chicken®, salads and desserts, and is delivered with unmatched service quality. 

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