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Franchise: Donatos Pizza

Initial Investment
LOW:$461,390
HIGH: $666,700
Change in Units

About Donatos Pizza

With $1,300, Ohio State University sophomore Jim Grote bought a small pizzeria in Columbus, Ohio, in 1963 and named it Donatos Pizza. He began franchising the concept in 1991. In 1999, McDonald's purchased Donatos, but the Grote family bought it back in 2003. The company continues to franchise throughout the Midwest, South and Southeast, with franchised locations serving pizza, subs, salads and desserts.

Founded

1963

Franchising Since

1991 (26 Years)

Corporate Address

935 Taylor Station Rd. Columbus, OH 43230

CEO

Tom Krouse

Units (Locations)

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Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$461,390 - $666,700

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000 - $800,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$100,000 - $250,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%
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Updated: August 23rd, 2017

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