In the last 5-years alone, she was named to the YWCA Columbus Academy of Women of Achievement, CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO Magazine and a Top 24 Women in Franchising by Franchise Update Magazine.Jane and her husband Tom reside in Columbus.

When McDonald’s bought the pizza company in 1999, she chose to stay with the company while her siblings explored other endeavors. Comment from Justin S. of Donatos Pizza. Copyright © 2020 Entrepreneur Media, Inc. All rights reserved. (Courtesy)Changes are on the way at Donatos Pizza in Huntsville.The chain said James Weinberger is the new franchise partner and owner for Donatos on 7500 Memorial Parkway S.W. With $1,300, Ohio State University sophomore Jim Grote bought a small pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963 and named it Donatos Pizza. In the near future, Weinberger said they will look at adding a new wall motif and flooring to bring the restaurant experience "closer to what people expect when they think of Donatos.

Bio With $1,300, Ohio State University sophomore Jim Grote bought a small pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963 and named it Donatos Pizza.

Over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions at both Donatos Pizza and Jane’s Dough Foods, including Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1963 when Jim Grote bought a small pizza shop on Thurman Avenue in Columbus, Donatos has been a family affair since the beginning, although what that means has been constantly evolving, Abell says. In 2017, Donatos founder Jim Grote led a $1 million seed round in BeeHex, the 3D-food printing company with In 2013, Donatos was the subject of an episode of the CBS reality television show Although before McDonald's acquired the company, McDonald's had first entered the pizza industry by introducing McDonald's Pizza (which in the 1980s, renamed McPizza) in the late 1970s. A founding family member of Donatos Pizza, Jane Grote Abell currently holds the title of Chairwoman of the Board. Company profile page for Donatos Pizza Inc including stock price, company news, press releases, executives, board members, and contact information If you are looking for a pizza franchise opportunity where every piece of the business model has been vetted, measured, and proven out, you’re in the right place. Since taking over as Chairwoman of the Board in 2010, Jane has had time to focus on work outside of Donatos.Because her roots trace back to the first store on Thurman Avenue on Columbus’ south side, she and her family remain committed to the area’s success. Jane has received a number of awards and recognitions.

Evidence of this was the nearly $2 million donation that the Grote family contributed to help a city plan to revive the South Parsons Corridor. The company has other locations on Madison Boulevard in Madison and in Vestavia Hills, a suburb of Birmingham.As he settles into his new role, Weinberger said his focus moving forward is to reconnect with the community and use Donatos' success in south Huntsville to find ways to give back. Donatos was the leading pizza chain in Technomic's Top 2014 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report released in May. "The Huntsville area is certainly large enough to support at least two more locations," he said.Crews have installed new lighting and made some basic repairs to the Huntsville store.

Over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions at both Donatos Pizza and Jane’s Dough Foods, including Chief Executive Officer. Jane is a founding family member of Donatos Pizza, and over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions with the brand. Changes are on the way at Donatos Pizza in Huntsville. I understand that the data I am submitting will be used to provide me with the above-described products and/or services and communications in connection therewith.

She sits on the Board of Directors for the Reeb Avenue Center, Action for Children, Experience Columbus and I Know I Can. In 2003, they bought the company back— when it was losing millions of dollars. In 2003, Jane was a major catalyst behind the decision to purchase Donatos back from McDonald’s. Join me.” Doug DeVilbiss, Multi-Unit Franchise Partner

About A founding family member of Donatos Pizza, Jane Grote Abell currently holds the title of Chairwoman of the Board. I can taste the difference from national brands because the veggies are chopped fresh, the cheese comes from a special dairy, and the meats are from family recipes. It is an icon with title Down Triangle. I would say they were a bit aggressive on the mushrooms too looking at that picture. In 1963, Ohio State sophomore Jim Grote purchased the original Donatos located on the south side of Columbus, Ohio, for $1,300.

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“Life is richer with Donatos.