Pizza Ranch adding Fun Zone Arcade with 30 high tech games in Galesburg – Galesburg Register-Mail

GALESBURG — Families will soon be able to have a little more fun at the Galesburg Pizza Ranch.
Galesburg Pizza Ranch general manager Kevin Chase confirmed Monday that one of the company’s branded Fun Zone Arcades should be ready at the 2590 N. Seminary St. location in the spring of 2022.
Fun Zone Arcades are Pizza Ranch’s new entertainment model which will feature 30 to 35 full-sized redemption games. A 2,700 square foot addition on the north side of the restaurant will house the Fun Zone Arcade and a couple additional party rooms.
“It’s been successful at other Pizza Ranch locations, and we think Galesburg needs something like this,” Chase said. “They’re going over like gangbusters.”
Pending some zoning updates to remedy the number of parking spaces required on the property, Chase said the project will be be shovel-ready by mid-October, with an anticipated opening sometime in the spring of 2022.  
“The games won’t be the silly little ball drops,” Chase said. “These will be 30 or so high tech electronic games. They will yield numerous different prizes, ranging from a penny all the way up to things like Xboxes and some high-end stuff.
“It’s just going to be awesome. I’ve done something similar with another company I worked for, and we were the only place in town that did something like this, and we rocked Galesburg. I think we’ll do really well with a Pizza Ranch Fun Zone.
“It’s going to be a great addition for our location and for Galesburg.”
Today, there are 35 FunZone Arcades across the Pizza Ranch company, and that number continues to grow each year. The nearest Pizza Ranch restaurants with Fun Zone Arcades are located in Sterling and Muscatine, Iowa. Galesburg would be just the second Pizza Ranch location in Illinois to include a Fun Zone Arcade.
“We are so excited to bring a fun zone to the Galesburg community,” said Brandon Pratt, owner of eight Pizza Ranch restaurants, including the one in Galesburg. “Pizza Ranch will no longer just be a great restaurant but now it will be a great restaurant that brings entertainment and fun to all ages. 
“With 30-35 state of the art games including virtual reality roller coasters, racing games, basketball games and a prize wall full of redemption toys as well as private party rooms: we anticipate the Galesburg Pizza Ranch being a draw both inside and outside of the community for families and groups of all sizes and ages.”
Fun Zone games will be played using a swipe card technology, meaning no entering of currency or tokens into the machines.
The Galesburg Pizza Ranch opened in Sept. 2016