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Pizza Ranch has its roots in the small town of Hull, Iowa, but people throughout the nation know and love it.

THE PRODUCER- Pizza Ranch: From small towns to big states

By Eleni Upah Small Iowa towns are often left forgotten and underappreciated. But if you do a little research, you’ll find some of their histories have made big impacts on both the state and the nation. Hull, Iowa, is one of those towns. Its population hovers closer to the 2,000 mark than the 3,000, but […]

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Maid-Rites, like Taylor’s in Marshalltown, are Iowa’s oldest food tradition.

THE PRODUCER- Maid-Rite stays true to its Iowa heritage

By Eleni Upah It all started with a walk-up restaurant in Muscatine, Iowa, 88 years ago. Maid-Rite has been serving the same loose-meat, ground beef sandwiches since its inception in 1926. Brad and Tania Burt bought the franchise, with an investor group in 2002, and the couple has maintained a love for the food — […]

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