Donatos pizza bar

Donatos' new prototype includes a bar near the counter where to-go customers can order a beer while they wait for their pizza.

Donatos improves productivity, accuracy with student help

Pizza chain turns to Ohio State University engineering department to help develop new strategies

A few years ago, the owners of Columbus, Ohio-based Jane’s Dough Foods hired the engineering department of Ohio State University to analyze its pizza manufacturing process.

They were so pleased with the results that they hired the same department to look at the pizza chain they also owned, Donatos.

“We figured that each one of our 155 restaurants is a little manufacturing facility,” said Tom Krouse, Donatos CEO. 

The result was a series

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