Thursday, August 28, 2008

O - H . . . . DONATOS

This Saturday the "Shoe" will be filled with scarlet, gray and cheering Buckeye Fans. Yes, Buckeye football is back and this year is promising to be another great season!

During all homes games fans can enjoy Donatos Pizza because just this week a sponsorship agreement was signed for the exclusive vendor rights at the "shoe" - not only for this season but for the next SEVEN years!!

This year marks Donatos 45th birthday. That's right back in 1963 Jim Grote, a college sophomore at The Ohio State University, put down $1,300 to purchase his dream—a small pizzeria on Thurman Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

It's nice to see this pizza story come full circle - from being a student at OSU to becoming the exclusive pizza not only at the Shoe but also the Schott (for the last 10 years). We think a great nostalgic advertising campaign would be extremely successful in this town. It's too great a story and we're not sure many people know it. Researching the site and learning the human interest history made us want to purchase our next pizza at Donatos to support a local Buckeye.

Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye and this Buckeye has done good - over 200 stores in five states!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If only everything wasn't so expensive in the Shoe! But Donatos just might be worth it.
Ali