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The PSHQ Entrepreneur Interviews Mike Middendorp, Owner of 2 Pizza Ranch Stores

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Today’s PSHQ Entrepreneur features an interview by its Hosts, Scott Davis and Philip Zelinger, with Mike Middendorp, a successful multi-unit Pizza Ranch Owner/Operator.

Mike started his career as a Pastry Chef with little more than his culinary skills and personal drive to succeed.  He joined Pizza Ranch as the Manager of a restaurant in LeMars, Iowa that he eventually purchased.

Mike was later joined by his brother Matt who took over the LeMars facility freeing up Mike to acquire a second Pizza Ranch in Clinton, Iowa.  The brothers turned the then failing Clinton location into a successful operation through their hard work.

The successful duo eventually sold their LeMars location and opened a new facility in Bettendorf, Iowa with continued success in both their Clinton and Bettendorf locations.  Mike proudly takes care of operations and supervises all managers and employees while maintaining profitable standards and systems earning the Franchisee of the year in 2009 and Food Quality Awards in 2013 and 2014

Mike will answer questions posed by Scott designed to surface best practices that lead to his success. Mike will also explain how he started with nothing and grew to where he is today.  More importantly, he will teach listeners how they can succeed too!