Pizza With Purpose is Mission of new Boston-area Pizzeria

A new Boston-area pizzeria that opened Oct. 22 promotes "Pizza With Purpose" as its business model. Dudley Dough, which is owned by the Haley House nonprofit organization,highlightsits compensation strategy of offering full-time employees a wage they can live off and profit sharing. That "economic justice" approach–detailed in its website–is backed up with a sustainable supply plan featuringlocally sourced ingredients, craft beer and ice cream.

Boston.com profiles the Dudley Doughpizzeria, which offers hand-madepizzas craftedonlocaldough topped with vegetablespicked fromthe nearbyThornton community garden. Patronsalso enjoy exclusive,specialty chocolate marsh mellow ice cream called “Roxbury Puddingstone”and locallybrewedcraft beer and tea. Through its progressive paypolicies, owner Luther Pinkneysays Dudley Dough hopes to set an example to other Roxbury businesses in upgrading living condition for inner city employees whowould otherwise have to work multiple jobs. "It's a social experiment of sorts," he says.

Read more about how Dudley Dough is trying to "do right" for its neighbors and employees.