It’s a sad day for Waconia. Our beloved Pizza Ranch is no longer. Well sort of.
The Pizza Ranches in Waconia, Norwood Young America, Glencoe, Delano have all changed to Unhinged Pizza.
Unhinged Pizza has the same owners, managers, and employees so not a lot is changing. They have a new name and have added some new food like ice cream!
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It seems that the owners broke away from the Pizza Ranch franchise and went out on their own. Or that’s what I understand.
From what I’ve heard, the food is just as good as it was and all your favorites are still there.
Locations are all still the same too, it’s just got a different name. Change is scary, but this shouldn’t be to much of a change for us Pizza Ranch lovers.
Waconia welcomes Ground Round! The new restaurant is a nice addition to the city as we have a lack of good sit down restaurants Besides bars and fast food, there aren’t a lot of other choices. Ground Round is a nice alternative.
Ground Round began construction on July 11, 2012 in Waconia. The new restaurant is 4,812 square feet and features a sports bar, lounge and dining room. They will officially open at 4pm on Monday January 28th, 2013.
It’s a good place to take the buddies, the kids or even get food for take out.
520 Cherry Drive
Waconia, Minnesota 55387
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Yesterday the word was Champps, today it’s Ground Round.
I don’t know if they switched restaurants, or if we are getting both, but I have been able to confirm that the city has approved the sight plans for Ground Round over by the AmericInn.
No idea when construction would start or when it’d open.
I heard a rumor, from a very credible source, that Champps is looking to build a sports bar in Waconia.
The location would be over by the AmericInn.
I haven’t been able to confirm this, but my source is pretty reliable.
Hopefully it’s true!
One of the best Waconia restaurants couldn’t make it though the recession. Whole Hog Heaven BBQ closed it doors in October and it’s a major loss to the community.
It’s really sad that we have three Subways but one BBQ place just couldn’t make it. It was a great restaurant and will be missed.
Meanwhile, you can contact them via their website as they can still cater special events and you can get their BBQ sauce www.wholehogheaven.com.
We would like to let people know that we now have all you can eat spaghetti, garlic bread and a fountain drink for only $6.96 everyday of the week from 3pm until 7pm. We are also now on twitter subscribe to us at www.twitter.com/fatboyssubs for daily specials and coupons.
Post from Jay D.
On May 4, 2009 a new restaurant opened up here in Waconia- Ray Azteca! Ray Azteca is located in the strip mall next to Mackenthun’s grocery store! We were first introduced to Ray Azteca through their restaurant in Chanhassen- and it quickly became one of our favorite go-to places!! Needless to say we were very excited to see them open even closer to home! Since their Waconia opening we have eaten there a few times and we highly recommend them!
Their food is very good, the menu is expansive, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is a lot of fun! Check them out and I bet they become one of your “go-to” places too!
Post from Gail M.
Need it or not, Waconia is getting yet another Subway restaurant. The third one is located on the east side of town across from Kwik Trip and opening soon.
So why do we need another Subway? Good question. I sure don’t know the answer.
It will probably be the nicest one though as you won’t have to deal with highway 5 or go into a gas station. It will have a nicer parking lot and have a liquor store next to it so I guess that’s a good thing.
In my opinion, Waconia needs variety. How about a Boston Market or Bruegger’s Bagels? Or is that to much to ask?
722 Vista Blvd.
Waconia MN 55387
Even though we’ve noticed issues with Quiznos Sub shop, we were still surprised when FatBoys showed up.
FatBoys is a new sub shop that specializes in hot and cold subs, soup, pizza, gyros, and hot dogs. Think of them as a mix of Quiznos and Subway with a few added items.
According to their website, they are bringing the taste of Chicago to Minnesota and have been making sandwiches for over 40 years.
The sandwiches are pretty big too at 8 inches long and full of food. They are jam packed with different types of meet and veggies and should fill up most anyone.
FatBoys also delivers for an additional $2 and caters if you’d like the food to come to you.
FatBoys is located in Quiznos old location which is in the strip mall next to Mackenthuns.
FatBoys of Waconia
October 12th was opening day for Target in Waconia and, as exciting as that was, the treat of seeing a Starbucks and Pizza Hut Express inside was even better!
I guess I hadn’t really thought to much about the mini stores that come with Target. Sure Target has groceries, a pharmacy, clinic, photo department and a little food court, but they usually come with a few big named brands too built in.
To me, I can’t see this harming local business to much. Pizza Hut doesn’t offer delivery or make pizzas that feed a family. It’s all individual sized pizzas and even a few breakfast items.
Starbucks doesn’t have a drive through and probably doesn’t even open until 8am. However, it does offer that overpriced coffee for those that crave it.
I’m just really excited for the Pizza Hut Express. Mmmmmm
How about you?