Dudley Dough Does Right, Rocks Roxbury
A new Boston-area pizzeria that opened Oct. 22 promotes "Pizza With Purpose" as its business model. Dudley Dough, owned by the Haley House nonprofit organization, heavily promotes its business model offering full-time employees a living wage along with profit sharing. Detailed in its website, the Roxbury pizzeria’s economic justice commitment is combined with locally sourced ingredients, craft beer and ice cream. Boston.com recently profiled the pizzeria, which offers pies crafted on locally sourced dough topped with vegetables picked from the nearby Thornton community garden. Patrons also enjoy exclusive, specialty chocolate marshmallow ice cream called “Roxbury Puddingstone” and locally brewed craft beer and tea. Through its progressive pay policies, owner Luther Pinkney says Dudley Dough hopes to set an example in upgrading living conditions for inner-city employees who would otherwise have to work multiple jobs. "It's a social experiment of sorts," he says.
Read how Dudley Dough does right for its neighbors and employees on PMQ.com.