Jane Grote Abell

Chairwoman of the Board


A founding family member of Donatos Pizza, Jane Grote Abell currently holds the title of Chairwoman of the Board. Over the last four decades, Jane has held a variety of positions at both Donatos Pizza and Jane’s Dough Foods, the Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturing and baking division of Donatos Pizza. Jane became a member of the Columbus Partnership in 2016.

Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated and headquartered in Columbus Ohio. The creator of Edge to Edge® pizza, Donatos is recognized as one of America’s premier regional pizza chains. Donatos and its Franchise Partners operate 154 restaurants in 6 states and its products are proudly served in more than 15 sports and entertainment venues. For more information, visit www.donatos.com.

Named after Jane Grote Abell, Jane’s Dough Foods was established in 2008 by the Donatos Pizza Company to mass-produce consistently excellent dough and pizza products. Jane’s Dough Foods’ bakery is certified for both Gluten-Free and Organic production, and is partnering with retail supermarkets, membership clubs, convenience stores and foodservice outlets to grow their pizza categories through higher quality products. For more information, visit www.janesdoughfoods.com.