• Donatos’ new Ultimate Grilled Cheese Pizza features two types of cheese, bacon, Roma tomatoes, roasted garlic and toasted bread crumbs.
  • Donatos CEO Tom Krouse describes the new menu item as “comfort food with a unique and flavorful twist.”

Related: Pizza Hut is studying weather’s impact on pizza sales

As if pizza isn’t soothing enough for frayed nerves, Donatos, with more than 300 locations in 20 states, has doubled the comfort-food level with its new Ultimate Grilled Cheese Pizza, available at all of its traditional stores beginning on August 23.

Combining two of the top choices on nearly every list of best comfort foods, the thin-crust Ultimate Grilled Cheese Pizza is loaded with smoked Provolone and Asiago cheeses, hardwood-smoked bacon, Roma tomatoes and roasted garlic and topped with toasted bread crumbs.

“When it comes to comfort food, grilled cheese and pizza have always been at the top of the list,” said Donatos CEO Tom Krouse.  “Our menu innovation team has done a great job of taking two of the biggest food trends of the year—comfort foods and mashups—and transforming these two cravable foods into a delicious pizza made with premium ingredients that we can’t wait for people to try.”

Krouse described the new men item as “comfort food with a unique and flavorful twist.”

The addition of the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Pizza, which will only be available for a limited time, adds new variety to the Donatos menu that includes oven-baked subs and wings, fresh salads, appetizers and desserts in addition to pizza.  

Donatos features the Edge to Edge pizza, created by Jim Grote, who founded the chain in 1963.  Donatos and its franchise partners operate 169 traditional restaurants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Florida. Donatos’ products are also served in 149 non-traditional locations, including 139 locations with Red Robin and 10 sports and entertainment venues.

Pizza News