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This profile was last updated on 12/11/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Jim Grote

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Founder

Phone: (614) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
Local Address:  Gahanna , Ohio , United States
Donatos
935 Taylor Station Road
Columbus , Ohio 43230
United States

Company Description: At Donatos, we not only offer you a career path, we offer stability. Our company philosophy is based on a strong belief in product, principle and people. We promote...   more
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The daughter of Donatos' ...
www.dispatch.com, 11 Dec 2015 [cached]
The daughter of Donatos' founder Jim Grote, and current chairwoman of the pizza chain's board of directors, spent years compiling the stories and ideas behind "The Missing Piece," a book about the company's history, culture and values.
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Jim Grote bought Donatos in 1963 at age 19.
Biographies
www.franklinleadershipcenter.com, 9 Aug 2011 [cached]
James E. Grote
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Jim Grote founded Donatos Pizza in 1963 while still a sophomore at The Ohio State University.
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In December 2003, Grote bought back the company from McDonald's.
Grote is also founder and Chairman of the J.E. Grote Company, a manufacturer of specialized food processing equipment with operations in Columbus and the United Kingdom.
Grote has been recognized as a leader by his peers. In 1998, he was one of the first recipients of Restaurant Business Magazine's High Impact Leadership Award. Additionally, he has been honored as Owner/Operator of the Year with the National Association of Pizza Operators' Golden Pizza. He has served as General Board Chairman of the YMCA of Central Ohio. In November 2003, Grote was inducted into the Junior Achievement Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame, and in May 2004, received the Pace Setters Executive Award from The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.
Grote Company « Grote Company
www.grotecompany.com, 14 Nov 2015 [cached]
As founder of Donatos Pizza, a Columbus, Ohio-based chain with 200 stores in five states, Jim Grote was driven to find a better way to slice and apply pepperoni to his pies.
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The Peppamatic's unique ability to cut labor cost, while increasing productivity and efficiency, inspired Jim to found the Grote Company.
Since 1972, Grote Company has established itself as the world leader in slicer/applicator innovation and technology, and continues to revolutionize the way food processors and manufacturers slice, stack, portion, count and arrange virtually all types of food products.
Grote's extensive product line includes equipment to handle simple applications, such as bulk slicing and portion control, and is ideal for slicing most boneless and non-frozen deli and whole muscle meats. The delicate cutting action of Grote's patented Accuband® blade makes it one of the most versatile slicing systems in the industry. Grote's 613 and 713 multi-purpose slicers offer two of the most diverse cutting platforms on the market today.
Grote's more complex systems provide solutions for automating food manufacturing processes.
Grote takes over as president ...
columbus.bizjournals.com, 24 June 2008 [cached]
Grote takes over as president of Grote Co. [Columbus] Donatos plays up its upscale image in 'What Pizza Should Be' campaign [Columbus]
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In 2006, three years after the burger company sold the chain back to founder and CEO Jim Grote, the company shut seven shops in metro Philadelphia.
James E. ...
www.ymcacolumbus.org, 1 Jan 2013 [cached]
James E. Grote Founder & Chairman Donatos Pizza, Inc.
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