This Former Felon Started An Organic Bread Business That’s Now Worth $50 Million
From Fast Company January 22, 2013 - 10:00am
Dave’s Killer Bread, about to launch nationally after huge success in the Northwest, was started after its co-founder finished a 15-year prison term. Now he’s sourcing local ingredients and making a killing. Dave Dahl is the co-founder of an organic whole grains bread company. He’s also a convicted felon who has spent 15 years in prison, with charges including armed robbery, assault, and delivery of a controlled substance. And now, his company Dave’s Killer Bread is expanding outside of the 13 western states where it’s currently available and into the rest of the U.S, courtesy of a partnership with Goode Partners, a New York private equity firm. It wasn’t an accident that Dahl ended up in the bread business. His family started the NatureBake bakery brand in 1955. But Dahl’s breads ended up being a big hit at local farmer’s markets whe...
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