Donatos Pizza Grabs a Slice of the Charleston Market

Donatos Pizza Grabs a Slice of the Charleston Market

January 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS, Ohio – Donatos Pizza, one of the nation’s original fast casual pizza chains, has signed a development deal that will bring four new locations to Charleston, South Carolina over the next few years.

Donatos will open its first Charleston location in Summerville this May. The restaurant, located at 214 Azalea Square Blvd., will mark the company’s first location in South Carolina. The Columbus, Ohio-based restaurant chain currently has over 150 locations nationwide, but only four on the east coast – two in Virginia and two in North Carolina.

“We are extremely excited to bring Donatos to the Charleston market. It’s a territory we’ve had our eyes on for quite some time, and hope this expansion will open even more doors for us as we continue to boost our brand footprint across the east coast,” said Tom Pendrey, COO of Donatos Pizza. “We are highly confident that our premium quality products and exceptional service will be met with warm reception among the Charleston community.”

The new restaurants will be owned and operated by local residents Dane and Jaclyn Kopnisky, the second of which is slated to open in Mt. Pleasant. The third and fourth locations are planned for West Ashley and North Charleston.

“Donatos has been near and dear to my heart ever since I worked at one of its locations in Ohio during my teenage years,” said Dane Kopnisky. “It feels very surreal that now I get to own not just one, but four, and I am honored to be able to share a piece of home with the Charleston community. I know that they will love Donatos as much as I do.”

Donatos Pizza was founded in 1963 in Columbus, Ohio, by 19-year-old Jim Grote. In 1999, McDonald’s purchased the chain, by then considered a gold standard in the pizza delivery. But in 2003, when the company later decided to refocus on burgers, Jim and his daughter, Jane, bought back Donatos.

Today, Donatos has remained a favorite in Ohio and beyond. The restaurant serves strombolis, sub sandwiches and salads in addition to its Edge-to-Edge® pizza, Donatos’ trademark which comes with more than 100 pieces of pepperoni on it.

Along with the dine-in experience, Donatos also offers delivery and catering services, along with 26 toppings for customizable and signature pizzas.

About Donatos Pizza

Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated, and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The creator of Edge to Edge® pizza, Donatos is recognized as one of the premier regional pizza chains in the United States, using only the freshest ingredients and highest food and safety standards to create delicious, quality products. Donatos and its franchise partners operate more than 150 restaurants in six states, and its products are proudly served in more than 15 entertainment and sports venues. For more information on Donatos Pizza, visit www.donatos.com.

SOURCE Donatos Pizza

###

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

One Cannabis
Get A Piece Of The Booming Cannabis Market Without Headaches.
la Madeleine
Things don't get much better than breakfast at la Madeleine--unless, of course, it's lunch or dinner.
Oxi Fresh
OXI FRESH is a GREEN Carpet Cleaning Franchise and one of Entrepreneur's "101 Best Franchises to Run From Home." Excellent recurring...
The Joint Corp.
The Joint® Chiropractic is reinventing chiropractic care. Our vision is to become the largest, most respected provider of chiropractic services...
Pronto Insurance
As a franchise owner with Pronto Insurance, you can capitalize on the incredible demand for our insurance products as you build a fulfilling life for...
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.