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Donatos Signs Three-Unit Deal in Erie County, Pennsylvania

2016-03-17 Donatos Pizza, one of the premier regional pizza chains in the United States, signed a franchise agreement for three restaurants in Erie County, Penns...

Donatos Pizza Targets Pittsburgh

2015-12-10 Donatos Pizza, a Top 25 pizza chain once owned by McDonald’s Corp., is targeting Pittsburgh as part of its next franchise expansion wave.

Donatos Introduces All-Ohio Locally Sourced Pizza

2015-09-01 Donatos customers in Ohio can get a taste of home with the new All-Ohio Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza, made with all locally sourced ingredients and avai...

Fast Casual Strengthens, Led by Panera, Five Guys

2012-05-16 Fast-casual chains strengthened their gains on the overall restaurant industry, with the top 150 fast-casual chains growing 8.4 percent to $21.5 billi...

Donatos Appoints Vice President of Marketing

2012-04-13 Tom Krouse, president and CEO of Donatos Pizza, has announced the appointment of Bonnie Brannigan as vice president of marketing for the Columbus, Ohi...

Donatos’ Continues Southeast Growth With First VA Store

2012-02-24 Donatos Pizza, America’s original Edge to Edge pizza restaurant, is continuing its franchise expansion with the opening of its first store in Virginia...

Donatos Gets an Online Makeover

2011-06-23 Donatos Pizza believes in the importance of providing a great customer experience, from the time the order is placed until the customer enjoys the fin...

Donatos Picks Up General Manager for Jane's Dough

2011-04-18   Donatos Pizza announced the hiring of Alan Hoover as its new general manager of Jane’s Dough Foods, a division of Donatos Pizza.  ...

Tom Krouse takes over as CEO of Donatos Pizza

2010-10-08 Jane Grote Abell will be chairman of the board, while founder Jim Grote will stay active in the business.

Donatos Pizza Increases its Franchise Numbers

2010-06-30 Donatos Pizza has made agreements to expand in Ohio and Indiana.