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. Dan 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.