Tonight’s ‘Undercover Boss’ is Donatos executive

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    Jane Grote Abell, chairwoman of Donatos Pizza, goes undercover as employee "Cathy," right.

October 11, 2013

It's hard to imagine that Jane Grote Abell, chairwoman of Donatos Pizza who appears frequently in the chain's commercials, could be disguised well enough to be an "Undercover Boss."

But tonight's episode of the CBS reality series -- which airs at 8 p.m. on WBNS-TV (Channel 10) -- documents how Grote Abell went to work in Donatos restaurants as "Kathy," complete with dark wig, brown contact lenses and tattoos.

She took orders, made pizzas, went on deliveries and ended up dealing with a problem employee. 

"I wanted to participate in Undercover Boss to experience firsthand the inner workings of our company and to interact with our associates on the front line who make a difference for Donatos every day," Grote Abell said in a statement.

She will tell 10TV about her experience in tonight's 5 p.m. newscast.

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>> See a preview of the show on YouTube


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