Donatos Hires Jodie Conrad as Chief Marketing Officer


Donatos is pleased to announce that Jodie Conrad, who previously worked for the family brand, has been hired as Director of Brand Marketing. starting September 12.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jodie home to Donatos,” said Kevin King, President of Donatos. “She is a highly respected individual in the restaurant industry with a tremendous track record and successful track record. She already knows our brand well, and we are confident she will step in and help us move forward.

Conrad, left, who was previously director of brand marketing at Donatos from 2000 to 2005, will report directly to King. She will be a key member of the leadership team and create innovative strategies to build awareness and drive traffic and sales. She will oversee marketing, menu innovation, catering and customer service.

“I am very happy to join the brand,” said Conrad. “I’ve been a Donatos fan since childhood and can’t wait to help build new fans across the country.”

Conrad most recently served as Director of Marketing at Fazoli’s, where she was responsible for all marketing and culinary functions including advertising, digital/social media and CRM, field marketing, consumer insights , off-site business development, public relations, menu management, and new product development/testing. She worked at Fazoli for more than six years and led the marketing department since September 2017. In 2021, Nation’s Restaurant News named her one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Restaurant and ranked her among the 8 CMOs Who Rock and Rule.

Prior to joining Fazoli’s, Conrad previously held brand marketing positions at Wendy’s, Donatos, Coca-Cola and Pillsbury. She holds a BBA and an MBA from Ohio University.

About Donatos

Donatos offers edge to edge® pizza, created by Jim Grote who founded Donatos in 1963. With 429 locations in 27 states, Donatos and its franchise partners operate 170 traditional restaurants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, La South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Pennsylvania. , and Florida. Donatos products are also proudly served at 259 non-traditional locations (249 locations with Red Robin, nine sports and entertainment venues, and a REEF Kitchen). For more information about Donatos, visit donatospizzafranchise.comLike on Facebook or follow Twitter and instagram.


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