Kroger feeds 12,000 central Ohio employees by placing largest order in Donatos' history

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Donatos Pizza broke a record Saturday as dozens of restaurants worked together to feed employees in the Buckeye State.

In a post to social media, Donatos said the chain on fulfilled the largest single order in the company’s almost 57-year history.

Who placed the order? Kroger – to feed 12,000 of their central Ohio employees at 68 grocery stores in the service area.

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“These women and men have been tirelessly stocking shelves, providing service and keeping their stores clean so that our communities can have the food and other household necessities they need during these challenging days,” Donatos wrote.

“Thank you, Kroger, for what you are doing for our communities and your people, and for giving the Donatos family the opportunity to serve you and be part of something that is bigger than the pizza.”

Kroger also said over the weekend that it would offer a one-time “appreciation” bonus to its employees.

Other grocery store chains, such as Giant Eagle, also offered to show their employees thanks by offering bonuses.

On Saturday, Donatos fulfilled the largest single order in the company’s almost 57-year-old history as 62 company and franchise restaurants worked together to make it happen. And the story behind the order is what makes it so special. @krogerco placed an order to feed 12,000 of their Central Ohio employees at 68 grocery stores in our service area. These women and men have been tirelessly stocking shelves, providing service and keeping their stores clean so that our communities can have the food and other household necessities they need during these challenging days. Working with Kroger also has special meaning for Donatos because they were the first of what is now 8,000 grocery stores nationwide to sell frozen Sonoma Flatbread and gluten free pizzas from our own Jane’s Dough Foods. Thank you, Kroger, for what you are doing for our communities and your people, and for giving the Donatos family the opportunity to serve you and be part of something that is bigger than the pizza. #EveryPieceIsImportant #workingtogether #doinggood

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