Donatos Chairman to Be Featured in Upcoming Episode of CBS’s Hit Series Undercover Boss



Donatos Chairman to Be Featured in Upcoming Episode of CBS's Hit Series Undercover Boss

Jane Grote Abell, Chairman of Donatos Pizza, goes undercover in her family business, on Undercover Boss, Friday, October 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Photo: ©Studio Lambert 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Jane Grote Abell goes undercover within her pizza chain

Donatos Pizza Chairman Jane Grote Abell will be featured on CBS’s hit reality series “Undercover Boss” Friday, October 11 at 8/7c. The show will follow Grote Abell as she dons a disguise and goes undercover in Donatos restaurants.

“I wanted to participate in Undercover Boss to experience first-hand the inner workings of our company and to interact with our associates on the frontline who make a difference for Donatos every day,” said Grote Abell. “In addition to ensuring the mission and promise of Donatos is alive and well across the company, I wanted to have the chance to discover unsung heroes within our organization and discern changes we can make to be the best pizza chain possible.”

Donatos Chairman to Be Featured in Upcoming Episode of CBS's Hit Series Undercover Boss

Jane Grote Abell before and after Undercover Boss transformation.
Photo 1 courtesy of Donatos. Photo 2: ©Studio Lambert 2013 All Rights Reserved.


Following in the path of previous Undercover Boss executives, Grote Abell will leave her corner office on an undercover mission to work alongside associates in Donatos restaurants. Viewers will watch Grote Abell experience everyday tasks including pizza deliveries, pizza making and call-ahead pick-up window staffing.

“I was so proud and overjoyed to discover such strong dedication to the Donatos mission of promoting goodwill and serving the best pizza,” said Grote Abell. “I expected to gain business insights so that Donatos could better serve pizza lovers; never in my wildest dreams did I think this opportunity would lead me to find real heroes whose commitment to serving our customers would truly inspire me as much as it did.”

Donatos Chairman to Be Featured in Upcoming Episode of CBS's Hit Series Undercover Boss

Photo: ©Studio Lambert 2013 All Rights Reserved.


Undercover Boss, in its fifth season, is a two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series that follows high-level corporate executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own companies.  Each week, a different executive will leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their company.

For more information on Donatos Pizza and updates on Grote Abell’s experience, visit www.donatos.com, Facebook.com/DonatosPizza or Twitter.com/Donatos. For more information on Undercover Boss, visit www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/undercover-boss/about.

Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated, and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  The creator of Edge to Edge pizza, Donatos offers not only premium quality pizzas, but also oven baked subs, salads, appetizers and desserts all made with the finest and freshest ingredients.  Donatos and its Franchise Partners operate 154 restaurants in 7 states (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Alabama, N Carolina, S Carolina, and Virginia).  For more information on Donatos Pizza, visit www.donatos.com.