What is Down North Pizza?

Down North Pizza is a mission-led for-profit restaurant providing excellent food and quality customer service to North Philadelphia. We exclusively employ formerly incarcerated individuals while providing culinary career opportunities at a fair wage and equitable workplace.

Muhammad Abdul-Hadi at Down North Pizza
Muhammad Abdul-Hadi at Down North Pizza
We have over 60 years of jail time in the kitchen...We are all living proof that you can build a business
around the formerly incarcerated."

-- Muhammad Abdul-Hadi, Owner of Down North Pizza

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Our Goal DNT

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