‘Cauliflower wings’ now available at Dayton-area Donatos Pizza restaurants

Donatos Pizza, with several locations throughout the Miami Valley, has become first national pizza chain to serve cauliflower wings.
Donatos Pizza, a Columbus-based chain with several locations in the Dayton area, is now offering cauliflower wings. CONTRIBUTED

Credit: Eric Wagner Photography

Credit: Eric Wagner Photography

Similar to other pizza chains, Donatos Pizza has recently found distinctive ways to serve up staples that even those with dietary restrictions can enjoy. The Columbus-based chain’s most recent food-related inclusivity venture is Cauliflower Wings.

The wings, now available at the pizza chain’s 15 Dayton-area locations, are made using oven-roasted cauliflower florets that are served with a choice of four different dry rubs and three different sauces.

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“We are thrilled about the addition of cauliflower wings to our menu,” Donatos CEO Tom Krouse said Monday, Jan. 25 in a release. “Plant-based foods are more in-demand now than ever, and our menu innovation team continues to develop great products to meet our customers’ needs.”

Since first launching its gluten-free crust in 2013, Donatos has released other menu items that seek to meet the evolving needs of its customer base, including cauliflower pizza crust and plant-based sausage. Donatos says it is the first national pizza chain to offer cauliflower wings.

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Founded in 1963 in Columbus, Donatos operates nearly 200 restaurants in 10 states. The Dayton-area locations are owned and operated by franchise partner and Dayton resident Todd Rogers.

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For more information about the cauliflower wings or Donatos Pizza, visit www.donatos.com.