Donatos Plots Expansion in Florida

    Industry News | March 10, 2021

    Donatos Pizza

    The Donatos growth strategy includes expanding the brand in all regions of the state, including down the Atlantic coast of Florida in communities such as St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade.

    Donatos Pizza is celebrating successful openings throughout 2020 across Florida and is continuing to add locations throughout the state for its widening fan base. The pizza chain’s latest push to expand in the state includes Southwest Florida, where the brand is announcing a deal that will bring three locations to the Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples areas. The brand is also seeking to open additional locations across the state. The announcement comes at a time when Donatos is experiencing more demand than ever for its craveable premium pizza.

     The fast-casual pizza chain famous for its Edge to Edge toppings opened 5 locations in Sarasota, Jacksonville Beach and Winter Park. Donatos also signed multi store development agreements for Jacksonville, Orlando, the greater Tampa/St. Pete market, greater Sarasota and Bonita Springs to Marco Island with multiple franchise groups.  Additional multi-unit agreements covering additional markets are pending.  

    “We are receiving inquiries from people across the state of Florida who are seeing our brand’s aggressive growth strategy. Our success in the state confirms our commitment to focus on Florida and find the best partners with whom to share our success," says Jeff Baldwin, Vice President of Development & Franchising for Donatos. “We know Floridians are searching for new pizza and while we have been in business for 58 years there is no pizza in Florida like Donatos ‘Edge to Edge’ toppings pizza”.

    The Donatos growth strategy includes expanding the brand in all regions of the state, including down the Atlantic coast of Florida in communities such as St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to name a few. The brand is also looking for partners interested in bringing locations to Gainesville.

    “Our continued development throughout Florida over the past year has stirred interest among people looking for an opportunity to partner with a rapidly expanding concept," says Baldwin. “We couldn't be happier to welcome new partners to the Donatos family and bring our commitment to quality, freshness and value to Florida."

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