Last year’s AFC championship contender now has a pizza chain to call its own: Donatos, based in Columbus, Ohio.

Donatos has been recognized as the Official Pizza of the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a press release. For the upcoming football season, Donatos’ pies will be served to the Who Dey Nation in 12 concession stands as well as club and suite locations at Paycor Stadium. Donatos’ food will also be offered at Pregame at The Banks, located on Freedom Way between Race Street and Joe Nuxhall Way.

Meanwhile, Donatos will take part in The Bengals Golden Ticket Giveaway. This giveaway features two tickets to each Bengals home game randomly given away with large pizza orders from the 23 locally owned Donatos locations. The giveaway runs from now through September 16, just before the Bengals’ home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on September 17.

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“Donatos is a Cincinnati staple, and we’re so excited to bring our pizza to Paycor Stadium,” said Bill Aseere, CEO of Space Cowboys Restaurant Group and owner of 17 Donatos stores. “This partnership will allow Donatos’ premium pizza to maximize brand positioning in the market alongside the dedicated fans of Who Dey Nation. We are locally owned, and, being longtime Bengals fans, this opportunity was a no-brainer.”

Founded by Jim Grote in 1963, Donatos has 173 traditional restaurants, while Donatos products are also served in 273 Red Robin locations and nine sports and entertainment venues.

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