What It Takes to Become a Donatos Pizza Franchise Partner. 

At Donatos, we take pride in partnering with the right people. A good fit is integral to a long, successful relationship, so we take the time to find people who check all the boxes – and that begins with the financial requirements. 

Qualified investors should have the following: 

  • $200K liquid capital 
  • $1M net worth 
  • Willingness to commit to 2+ Donatos locations

For more detailed information on initial investment range, see Item 7** from our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Type of Expenditure Minimum Maximum
Initial Franchise Fee



Security Deposit Under Lease



One Months' Lease Rent and Real Estate Expenses 



Leasehold Improvements and Construction



Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment



Computer System



TRIO Software License Fee



Liquor License



Opening Inventory and Supplies



Grand Opening Marketing Program and Initial Marketing Expenses



Training Expenses



Miscellaneous Opening Costs



Additional Funds - 3 Months






Additional Candidate Requirements.

In addition to the financial requirements above, we’re looking for prospective Franchise Partners with the kind of experience that would make them a great cultural fit for Donatos. Here are four key traits we are looking for: 

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