The Missing Piece
Donatos Pizza was founded in 1963 by 19-year-old Columbus, Ohio native Jim Grote who borrowed $1,300 and had a vision for a company that put customers first. Jim’s daughter, Jane Grote Abell, grew up in the family pizza business and had a front-row seat to Donatos humble beginnings, growing pains and remarkable success after over 50 years in business. Now, as Chairwoman of the Board, Jane is at the head of the table where this family’s business decisions are made.
Readers will get inside stories from under the golden arches, a behind the scenes look at Jane’s experience on CBS’s hit series Undercover Boss, and take away Jane’s signature “4C’s of Success” —Character, Courage, Conviction and Compassion.
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