Some business success stories start with a step-by-step strategy, a clear idea of objectives, and a long-range plan. Todd Rogers’ business started out as a simple act of luck. After getting his degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from Ohio State University (OSU), a chance conversation with his tax attorney led him to Donatos, a fan favorite on the OSU campus.

After his tax attorney recommended that he look at the Donatos Franchise Opportunity, he began his journey to learn more. He met with the Donatos Franchise Team and the Grote family who own the brand.

“I liked the brand. I liked the family. I knew I could apply my engineering and business background to a restaurant concept. And who doesn’t love Donatos pizza?” said Rogers.

Clearly, Todd knows a good opportunity when he sees it, because he now owns 18 Donatos restaurants in the Dayton area.

Understandably proud of his pizza empire, Todd says being a multi-unit Franchise Partner allows him to create opportunities that can change people’s lives.

“I have people that have worked for me for more for 20 years. And people that started with me as delivery drivers, became supervisors, left to open their own places, and then came back to work with me at my Donatos,” said Rogers.

Stories like Todd’s are helping to fuel our amazing growth. We now have 155+ locations throughout the Southeast. Here are even more reasons to become a Donatos Franchise Partner:

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Learn more about franchising with Donatos Pizza and how the culture could can your life, and others too.