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Life is richer with Donatos. If you want a pizza franchise opportunity where every piece of the business model has been vetted, measured and proven, this is it!

Doug DeVilbiss
Multi-unit Franchise Partner

It is a tremendous advantage to the Franchise Partner that Donatos supplies the restaurant with pizza crusts that are ready to go. It saves you time, there’s less labor costs and fewer inconsistencies.

Mike Simon
Multi-unit Franchise Partner

Financial Information:

Cash Investment: $200,000
Net Worth: $1,000,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Total Investment: $445,500 - $964,525
Royalty Fee: 4%
Advertising Fee: 4% of net sales toward the National Marketing Fund

Available Markets:

United States: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI
International Opportunities Available

Browse the latest corporate news from Donatos Pizza.

Donatos is pleased to introduce its Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza and Chicken Bacon Ranch salad to the menu at all of its traditional locations for a limited time beginning on May 2.
Donatos is kicking off 2022 with expansion throughout Southwest Florida.
Donatos is pleased to announce that it is adding Party Twists to the dessert menu at all of its traditional locations for a limited time
Donatos is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Donatos Family Foundation.
Watch out, Cupid! This Valentine’s Day, Donatos is releasing its fan-favorite heart shaped pizzas and exclusive Valentine’s Twists in all of its traditional restaurants from February 7-14.
Donatos is pleased to announce the addition of a new franchise partner to its family as Jordan Hospitality Group has taken over the ownership and daily operation of the 21 restaurants in the Indianapolis market.
Donatos is ready to help customers with a very achievable New Year's resolution: eat more vegetables.
Donatos is pleased to announce that its new Cookies 'N Cream Twists made with real OREO® Cookie pieces are now available at all of its traditional locations starting today for a limited time.
Donatos is looking forward to being part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal in a fun, new way this holiday season with the release of its Super Stuffing recipe made from its breadsticks.
Donatos is excited to announce it is bringing back two popular pizzas for a limited time with the return of the Spicy Pepperoni Pizza and the 150 Pepperoni Pizza to all of its traditional restaurant.
Donatos is excited to announce the newest mouth-watering addition to its signature pizza lineup with the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Pizza available in all of its traditional locations beginning on August 23.
Donatos Pizza has signed a franchise development deal that will add several more locations in Greater Cleveland.
Donatos is pleased to announce a new partnership with REEF Kitchens to expand its presence in Nashville beginning on June 23.
Donatos Pizza, the fast-casual pizza chain famous for its Edge to Edge® toppings, has signed a development deal that will add three restaurants in Atlanta.
With a system-wide goal to hire at least 2,500 new associates ranging from delivery drivers and hourly associates to managers, Donatos will begin holding Dinnerviews.
Donatos is excited to announce an addition to its fresh salad lineup with the Green Goddess Salad available in three different sizes beginning on April 26 in all of its traditional restaurant locations.
Donatos Pizza is celebrating successful openings throughout 2020 across   Florida and is continuing to add locations throughout the state for its widening fan base.
When it comes to expressing your love this Valentine's Day, Donatos is here to help as the brand will be offering heart shaped pizzas in all 168 of its traditional restaurants between February 10-14.
Known for 57 years of piling fresh, premium toppings Edge to Edge® on its famous thin crust pizzas, Donatos is also on the cutting edge of menu trends by pizza companies when it comes to offering options to fit various dietary needs.
While many restaurants have struggled during the pandemic, Donatos has seen both sales and location growth since March and the brand is looking to hire 1,000 new associates across all of its locations.
Two years ago, Donatos Pizza and Red Robin quietly began testing a combination of the two concepts with a scaled-down Donatos pizza menu alongside Red Robin’s signature burgers in a handful of Red Robin restaurants.
With a focus on continued growth, Donatos is pleased to announce the hiring of John King as Chief Operating Officer and Matthew Coy as Vice President of IT effective November 10, 2020.
Donatos Pizza is pleased to announce the opening of Donatos Pizza Clark Road on Thursday, November 5.
Donatos Pizza, the fast-casual pizza chain once owned by McDonald’s and famous for its Edge-to-Edge® toppings, has announced its commitment to open more restaurants in the Nashville area.
Since April, when the pandemic initially peaked, Donatos has opened seven new restaurants in four states.
Donatos Pizza is headed to Knoxville. The fast-casual pizza chain once owned by McDonald’s and famous for its Edge-to-Edge® toppings, has signed an agreement for the development of three area restaurants.
Donatos Pizza is pleased to announce the hiring of Carol Pasquariello as Senior Vice President of Marketing effective June 23, 2020.
Donatos Pizza, is pleased to announce that they are now delivering on these demands in a big way with the introduction of three new cauliflower crust signature pizzas featuring savory plant-based sausage.
Donatos Pizza has signed three separate franchise agreements for the development of 13 restaurants across the state, from Jacksonville to Orlando and along the Florida Gulf Coast.
Starting today, Donatos is adding its cheesiest pizza ever as a new, permanent menu item.

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