In 1970, Harold Hoyt took ownership of the restaurant. The building was moved to its current location at Francis and Cedar roads, and an upstairs expansion was added to the building.
Mr. Hoyt chose this location because it was close to Dee & Ed’s Grocery Store, where he worked as a butcher and later as a manager. The corner was known locally as Ranch Corner, and the other businesses at the intersection were called Ranch Liquor and Ranch Pharmacy. It seemed fitting to rename the restaurant to Ranch Frostie.
Harold Hoyt loved being a part of the community and was a strong supporter of youth athletics. Ranch Frostie quickly became a favorite hangout for teams and their families, along with neighbors, workers, and visitors from all over. When Harold passed away, his family continued to carry the torch and preserve the Ranch Frostie traditions. Teri and Doug Hoyt faithfully served cold treats and good eats to the New Lenox community in much the same way Harold Hoyt did decades ago. In 2018, they knew it was time to pass the torch to the next generation, she knew the choice had to be made carefully.