Quote# 85503

['Pizza Ranch' is a Christian restaurant whose vision is "to glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in".]

By Friday night I was caught up to everyone else who had been working on applying for the last two months. It was definitely a God-thing to walk in and walk out with a job!

I feel so privileged to get to work in a brand new restaurant that still smells like wood and fresh paint, to be part of the team that gets to set high standards in this not-even-open-yet franchise branch, and to work in a place where God is hung on our walls right in the front door where you come in, big and bold in our vision statement. God is good. I get to sing along to my favorite Christian artists (Casting Crowns) as I clean the buffet glass because we play either country or Christian radio. I work in a team, and I am getting to know some of the other girls. I work in an atmosphere where we smile and build each other up. I work in a family-friendly restaurant (that doesn't serve alcohol) where I'll be able to interact with lots of kids. I get to serve people and make them happy! I get to bring out their favorite kind of pizza!

We have a higher calling than just making pizza and chicken. As we learned when we watched a video made by Chic-fil-A - on a computer that was on a chair which was stacked on top of a table... great makeshift movie theatre there! - it's about serving, about making a difference in our communities. As our mission statement says, Pizza Ranch is a ministry opportunity to give our guests our very best - Legendary service! And I get to work in such a place as this. God is good!

We open on Monday.

I get to be the first one to welcome the guests to Pizza Ranch!

Naomi, Fragmented Pieces 103 Comments [1/7/2012 11:00:44 AM]
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anonymous #42

I think we do indeed have a troll here, but I just lurk a lot.

1/7/2012 11:59:56 PM

I've eaten at a few Pizza Ranches before. Though the music is Christian, the place itself is usually just a western-style restaurant. You can pretty much tone out the music--trust me, I was there the other day and I forgot they played Christian music until right before I walked out the door--and I recommend the place solely on the wide variety of pizza they tend to have.

Of course, maybe it depends on which Pizza Ranch you go to. Some might force it a bit more on you than others, but I've never been to one like that.

1/8/2012 12:37:05 AM

being happy? that's going too far!

What's this? A restaurant playing Christian music? Clearly this is the same as the government forcing everybody to convert!/sarcasm

I think the rule is if it's Christian, it's fundie, but if it's another religion saying "gays should die", it's fine.

1/8/2012 12:49:24 AM


Not fundie one bit. I did enjoy "God-thing," though. Gonna have to remember that next time I'm reading one of those "God-things" elsewhere on this "web-thing."

@OP: When I hear things like "glorify God by positively impacting the world," I just imagine that "God" is meant metaphorically, and then ask myself if I would say the same sentence myself using a different metaphor. If so (and this case is very so), it's just people coming from a different point of view, not being stupid or mean or anything else.

Edit: Oh wait, it's a pun. Boy do I feel stupid.

1/8/2012 1:43:35 AM

The Jamo

I agree, there is nothing stupid or fundie about this. It sounds like it might actually be an ok place. So what that it's a restaurant centred on god? They have a right to do that.

1/8/2012 2:09:36 AM


Why is this here?

1/8/2012 2:13:58 AM


Which idiot voted this on? I feel sorry for Naomi, whose naivetie and optimism is about to be crushed by serving the unwashed and ungrateful masses, but otherwise, WTF is wrong with any of this? Have we got PZ Myers on the voting squad, or something?

1/8/2012 2:40:11 AM

I think sheltered people without a lot of real life fundie experience aren't seeing the fundie, and that's to be expected. That's what this kind of piece is designed to avoid. But this cock slobbering slave girl who loves Jesus attitude is pretty much PR speak for "I am a psychopath who uses religion to throw people off guard and hide my crimes, behind closed doors I'm starving dogs and beating my kids because they're sinners."

Also consider the kind of person who must be assured of the godliness and purity of their pizza parlor workers. This place will attract the nutters and that's exactly what it wants to do. False purity of business = false purity of buyers.

1/8/2012 3:00:47 AM

Raised by Horses

Because when you think about the Lord and salvation and eternity and stuff, you think "pizza!"

Other than that, this is awfully tame stuff.

1/8/2012 3:00:56 AM

Professor M

@ #1364348--

Honestly, I'd rather not eat at a place where part of their schtick is masturbating furiously at the thought of how horribly I'll be tortured after I die (by natural causes or because they manage to push the fascist government of their wet dreams). Knowing that the profits of the restaurant I'd be eating at would be actively funding an attempted totalitarian takeover of my country would make my meal rather unappetizing, I think. Of course, you might not care about the impact of your dining choices on the potential fate at the hands of those you cheerfully fund of those of us who are on their hit list.

1/8/2012 4:04:03 AM

sounds like a nice eatery. Not sure about the music, but I'd go eat there.

Not sure if fundie.

1/8/2012 5:40:01 AM


There's one restaurant I'll never set foot in. The music being played would be enough to turn me off the food.

1/8/2012 9:09:07 AM


If they're not going to sell alchohol then they're not going to get much of the night business. If you're going to eat out you're at least going to want a beer or the odd glass of wine. After all Jesus had wine at the last supper. Lucky he didn't have it at "Pizza Ranch".

PS. I'll bet the staff only get minimum wage. God doesn't like to overpay anymore than the owners of any other fast food joint.

1/8/2012 10:12:02 AM


Not knowing anything more about her job or position, this idea of a job that also promotes community service seems like one of the good things religion can do.

1/8/2012 10:18:06 AM


Ah....A "Christian"-themed restaurant. Goofy but I don't have a problem with it.

1/8/2012 11:03:05 AM


I'll listen to Christian music if it's something cool like DC Talk, Jars Of Clay, Newsboys, OC Supertones, etc.

Look, I have no problem with "Born Agains"...I have a problem with "Born Agains" who are rabid & push their stuff into Government & get uber-hateful-fundie. Keep it to yourself. If being a "Holy Roller" makes you happy & a better person, fine. If that's not the case & you're a Pharascidical farthead then STFU. Thanks.

1/8/2012 11:10:23 AM


Welp, I hope you never decide that it's all a crock of shit, because then you'll end up like so many other people have: working in a place you loathe while trying to figure out how to get the fuck out of there.

1/8/2012 11:22:48 AM


I guess no bacon on any of their pizzas or pork....

1/8/2012 12:53:11 PM


To all of those saying that this is "not fundie" - have you ever seen a country that isn't soaked in God-woo like the US? Just because they aren't calling for people to be killed or locked up doesn't mean they aren't fundie.

I would say that despite having an established religion, the UK is in general more irreligious than the US. Which is why people like Naomi come across as creepy and weird.

After all, if strong faith in God can take your mind off the fact that you're working a crappy service job (in a place that doesn't even serve alcohol to boot!), it's not much of a stretch for other stuff, as other quotes on this site illustrate.

1/8/2012 1:19:02 PM

Brendan Rizzo

You got a job just by walking in?! I call bullshit. Unless of course, Pizza Ranch will hire anyone as long as they are a fundamentalist Christian, which is a possibility.

That said, I cannot think of anything fundie in this. Who posted this to the site?

1/8/2012 2:04:47 PM


How dare you be happy doing things that harm no one but that are not congruent to my tastes!

Seriously though, it's not fundie unless the fundie is the one saying the above statement.

1/8/2012 2:13:26 PM


As long as the pizza is good and the prices aren't too bad, I don't really care. They are planning on serving non-Christians, right?

1/8/2012 5:24:02 PM


Good luck.

After all the bad associations certain people's behavior have created between kids and religion, it'll be good to see a better example.


She was saying it is a family friendly restaurant that happens to not serve alcohol, but that the first is due to the second.

1/8/2012 5:55:06 PM


Well, at least this one doesn't look mean. If the worst thing Christians ever did was tomatos and basil, I could co-exist with them cheerfully ever after.

1/8/2012 9:27:59 PM

ok, good luck !

1/8/2012 10:51:55 PM

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