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A Look Inside: Donatos Pizza

Donatos Pizza opened its first Tennessee location on Monday, February 1, 2016 in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood. The Nashville Donatos features a contemporary look, which is a fresh concept for the long-standing pizza chain. Their Nashville menu also includes items...

America’s 35 Favorite Pizza Chains

Donatos was founded by Jim Grote in 1963. Today there are nearly 200 locations across seven states, most of them in Ohio. The chain is famous for its thin crust and “edge-to-edge” toppings… Read more at MSN.com...

Donatos Exec Fills in ‘The Missing Piece’

For some four decades, Jane Grote Abell has lived and breathed the Donatos Pizza culture. Her new book, The Missing Piece: Doing Business the Donatos Way, shares the history of the Columbus, Ohio–based brand, as well as anecdotes from Abell herself and other members...

Donatos Pizza Serves Up Success By The Slice

In this Salute to American Success, we’re taking a look at pizza franchise Donatos Pizza. This company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio began serving customers back in 1963, when then-19-year-old Jim Grote bought an existing pizza shop for $1,300. Read more at...

This Brand Is Bigger Than The Product–Any Way You Slice It

I am unabashedly a fan of pizza. Being born and raised (and still residing) in Philly I of course have my local favorites. However, I am also a fan of some chains as well, one of them being Donatos. Ah who are we kidding. At 6 foot, 3 inches tall and weighing in at...

Taking the Plunge Into a Self-Owned Business

Mike Simon spent more than two decades managing operations for major restaurant chains before he decided — along with a trusted business partner — to strike out on his own. “Franchising is in my blood,” Simon says. And he’s proven that to be true, having...

6 Mobile Restaurant Websites You Should Copy

Your restaurant customers are often on the go. And when they are, they’re searching for restaurants more than any other category of brick and mortar business. How easy do you make it for them — if it’s your website they hit up first — to get the info they need and...

Undercover Boss: Donatos, Jane Grote Abell

Why the Boss wants to go undercover: Donatos was founded 50 years ago by Jane’s father, Jim Grote, with one philosophy in mind, “To make the best pizza and to treat others the way I would like to be treated.” Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Donatos pizza operates more...

CEO of the Year: Donatos’ Jane Grote Abell

Jane Grote Abell wants employees to feel comfortable bringing their principles to work. And the board chairwoman for Donatos leads by example. It’s a business philosophy she learned working alongside her dad, Jim Grote, in the family’s original...