This is a complete list of all Donatos Pizzeria locations, along with their geographic coordinates. Donatos is a "fast casual" restaurant chain founded in 1963 by college sophomore Jim Grote. The first Donatos was established in Columbus, Ohio. Donatos was also briefly owned by McDonald's, along with Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill, but a majority interest in Donatos was repurchased by Grote as McDonald's sought to refocus on its core business. Donatos typical pizza has a thin crust with a thick, slightly sweet tomato sauce; the pizza is typically cut into square pieces instead of the traditional wedge shape.