Donatos

The Donatos franchise is a family-owned chain of pizza restaurants that is known for its pizza, subs, and salads throughout the U.S. Founded in 1963, the brand started franchising in 1981. Since then, the franchise has grown to over 170 traditional franchise locations across the U.S. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because there are multiple revenue streams with craft beer, patio, and pick up window. The ideal candidate must commit to at least three locations, are passionate about the food service industry, prior business experience, and a desire to be involved in your local community. Look into investing in a Donatos franchise today.  

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Donatos Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

Americans are crazy for pizza! Millions eat pizza at least once a week, so you can't go wrong opening a pizza franchise. If you want to sell quality pizza, subs, and salad, and are committed to your community, then the Donatos franchise could be for you. It was founded in 1963 and has been franchising since 1981. Since then, it has grown to over 170 traditional franchise locations across the nation. They are known for franchising with select franchise partners. It was even acquired by McDonald's in 1999 and was then reacquired by the Grote family in 2003. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because there are multiple revenue streams with craft beer, patio, and pick up window. The ideal candidate must commit to at least three locations, are passionate about the food service industry, prior business experience, and a desire to be involved in your local community. Addiotnally, you must be committed to treating customers and staff with the upmost ethical standards. 
To ensure a great franchise ownership expeirence, the franchise's systems are streamlined so they can live up to their motto: Same Pizza, Anytime, Anywhere. In terms of support and training, the franchise will help you with real estate selection,  send a consultant to help you from grand opening and beyond, and online and in-store training that'll help you run your business successfully. They also always innovate the menu, which will cause customers to keep coming back for more. If you are looking to open a quality pizza restaurant, then the Doninos franchise could be for you. 

Company Details

Founded: 1963
First franchise: 1991
Headquarters: Columbus, Ohio
Canada: No
International: No 
Total # of franchise units: 170+

 

Support and Training Offered By Donatos

The franchise owners will help you with real estate selection, send a consultant to help you from grand opening and beyond, and online and in-store training that'll help you run your business successfully. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Donatos Franchise.

What does a Donatos Franchise Cost?

Donatos franchise fees for 2022:

Financing Options: Yes
Cash Requirement: $200,000
Royalty Fee: 4-4.5%
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
Initial Investment: $386,500 - $698,900

 

Is Donatos a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Donatos is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Donatos a Home Based franchise?

No. Donatos is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Donatos Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Donatos franchisees make. Donatos offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Donatos Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Donatos franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Donatos Looking for International franchisees?

No. Donatos franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Donatos Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Donatos franchises for sale. We may have Donatos franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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