Pizza is my favorite food on the planet and I'm so excited for a new pizzeria to open in Owensboro. A Columbus, Ohio-based pizza restaurant chain that's been around since 1963 that not only serves up amazing pizza, but wings, subs and more is opening this week!

Donatos Pizza today announced the opening of Donatos Pizza West Parrish on Tuesday, January 24th. The new restaurant is owned and operated by Owensboro residents and new franchise partners Sean Byrne and Mark Riney. Principals at TriState Pizza LLC, Byrne and Riney are established business owners in Owensboro and look forward to bringing Donatos premium pizza, salads and subs to the community.

“We are excited to bring Donatos to Owensboro,” said Byrne. “This is our first store and will be our flagship store. Our location allows us to serve the west side of town that has had limited options in the past while also providing a casual dining opportunity for the entire area.”

The new location features a contemporary and spacious dine-in experience, and also offers the company’s award-winning online ordering at donatos.com for order-ahead pickup and delivery options. Donatos Pizza West Parrish’s 2,800-square-foot store is located at 2601 West Parrish Avenue, in the West Parrish Shopping Center.  This store will employ 50 full-time and part-time associates.

“We’re thrilled to join the Owensboro community, which marks a new and exciting expansion for Donatos Pizza,” said Donatos COO Tom Pendrey. “Our Kentucky locations have always been some of our most hospitable stores and so we strategically chose Owensboro to be our next home.”

In addition to the welcoming atmosphere and quality ingredients, Donatos’ commitment to giving back to the community and supporting local nonprofits is already a cornerstone of this new location. The Owensboro Autism Network and the Wendell Foster Center were both selected to receive $250 pre-opening donations, while the store also partnered with Owensboro Catholic High School on a fundraising lunch that raised $1,050.

The menu features Donatos’ famous Edge-to-Edge® pizza, with toppings loaded from one edge to the other, all atop a layer of aged provolone cheese. Each large pepperoni pizza boasts 100 pieces of pepperoni, and customers can mix and match from a variety of 25 fresh toppings that are hand cut daily. Donatos Pizza West Parrish