Ready to Become a Donatos Franchise Partner?

We take pride in partnering with the right people.

Qualified candidates should have:

Commitment of

3+ locations

Liquid capital


Net Worth


  • Business acumen and previous business or management experience
  • A commitment to treating guests and associates with the highest ethical standards
  • A desire to be involved with the local community
  • A passion for the foodservice industry and desire to be involved in daily operations

We’re in it for the Long-Run with our Franchise Partners


Let's Talk!

Once you fill out the contact form, a member of our Franchise Development team will get in touch with you to discuss what you’ll need to make a strong business decision.


Program Review Webinar

Get a comprehensive overview of the market, franchise opportunity, financial performance of existing locations, support services, and the Donatos culture.


Deep Dive

We’ll share our Franchise Disclosure Document, which provides you with every aspect of our Franchise Partnerships. We’ll also find time to discuss the document and your specific franchising plan.


Meet Our Partners

We’ll put you in touch with Donatos Franchise Partners who have a wealth of information and are happy to answer your questions.


Franchise Application

After completing the due diligence phase of the journey, you will submit a formal franchise application to become a Franchise Partner. There is no cost to submit your application.


Discovery Day & Tour

You will attend a “Discovery Day” in-person at our Columbus, OH office, where you’ll meet with ownership and management teams. You’ll also have an on-the-job experience at a local Donatos.


Sign on the Dotted Line

You will receive your franchise development agreement outlining the restaurant development schedule. After this agreement is signed and the franchise fee is paid, you’ll officially be a Donatos Franchise Partner!


Welcome Aboard!

Congratulations! You’re ready to begin the real estate search process, which is the first step in your journey to the Grand Opening of your Donatos restaurant!

Donatos is hotter than ever. Now’s the time to join our family.

To learn more about what it takes to be a Franchise Partner, just fill out the form below. Our Franchise Development Team will get back to you soon.

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