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The Story of D.P. Dough

The beginnings of D.P. Dough can be traced back to Penny Haley’s food truck debut at the 1983 Big E Fair in Springfield, MA. Penny and her son Dan sold calzones (as well as baked potatoes and soup) out of her food truck. Four years later, after witnessing the popularity of his mom’s food truck calzones, Dan had the idea to open a retail and delivery location. ┬áDan sold calzones (all with unique names ending in Zone) to service the students of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The restaurant DID NOT SELL PIZZA and was named D.P. Dough after Dan and Penny’s initials.

Penny and Dan

Penny and Dan


Recent News

D.P. Dough CEO speaks at Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference

Matt Crumpton, CEO, of D.P. Dough Franchising, recently spoke at the Franchise Times Finance &

D.P. Dough Named to Entrepreneur Magazine Top 200 Food Franchises

For the second year in a row, Entrepreneur Magazine has named D.P. Dough a Top 200 Food Franchise. S

D.P. Dough Opens First Long Island Location

D.P. Dough recently opened our 27th location at Stony Brook University on Long Island. The students

D.P. Dough in the News!

Our CEO, Matt Crumpton, is quoted at length in this new piece about operating restaurants on college