Donatos hires Jodie Conrad as chief advertising officer


Donatos is happy to announce that Jodie Conrad, who beforehand labored for the family-owned model, has been employed because the model’s Chief Advertising Officer efficient September 12.

“I’m excited to welcome Jodie again dwelling to Donatos,” stated Kevin King, President of Donatos.  “She is a really well-respected particular person within the restaurant business with super expertise and a profitable monitor file.  She already is aware of our model nicely, and we’re assured that she’s going to step proper in and assist push us ahead.”

Conrad, left, who beforehand served because the Director of Model Advertising at Donatos from 2000 to 2005, will report on to King.  She’s going to function a key member of the Management Group and create modern methods to lift consciousness and drive site visitors and gross sales.  She’s going to oversee Advertising, Menu Innovation, Catering, and Buyer Service.

“I’m very excited to rejoin the model,” stated Conrad.  “I’ve been a Donatos fan since childhood, and I look ahead to serving to create new followers all throughout the nation.” 

Conrad has most just lately served because the Chief Advertising Officer at Fazoli’s the place she was liable for all advertising and culinary capabilities together with promoting, digital/social media and CRM, subject advertising, client insights, off-premise enterprise improvement, public relations, menu administration, and new product improvement/testing.  She was with Fazoli’s for over six years and led the Advertising Division since September 2017.  In 2021, Nation’s Restaurant Information named her one of many 50 Most Influential Ladies in Foodservice and listed her as one among 8 CMOs Who Rock and Rule.

Previous to becoming a member of Fazoli’s, Conrad beforehand served in model advertising roles at Wendy’s, Donatos, Coca-Cola, and Pillsbury.  She has each a BBA and MBA from Ohio College.

About Donatos

Donatos options the Edge to Edge® pizza, created by Jim Grote who based Donatos in 1963.  With 429 places in 27 states, Donatos and its franchise companions function 170 conventional eating places in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  Donatos’ merchandise are additionally proudly served in 259 non-traditional places (249 places with Pink Robin, 9 sports activities and leisure venues, and one REEF Kitchen).  For extra details about Donatos, go to, like on Fb or comply with on Twitter and Instagram.



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