Though Donatos prides itself as a family-run pizza company, don’t think for a second that the chain is old-fashioned when it comes to innovation.
In a recent Extra Serving podcast with Nation’s Restaurant News, CEO Tom Krouse let us know about a secret innovation hub that the brand’s founder and his father-in-law, Jim Grote, runs near the chain’s Ohio-based headquarters.
A team of engineers work on “rapid prototyping different ideas” that will eventually benefit the foodservice industry -- including the pizza chain Grote founded in 1963.
“He knows the needs that Donatos has. Obviously he has a vested interest,” said Krouse, who also reveals Donatos’ latest experiment.
To learn about that pilot program and the innovation hub, take a look at our short video interview with Krouse.
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