This post is brought to you by Dave’s Killer Bread.
Good morning, friends!
As you might remember, I’m an ambassador for Dave’s Killer Bread (DKB), so I wanted to share some interesting tidbits about the company that make it so special. If you’ve tried Dave’s Killer Bread, you probably already know it’s more than just bread. There’s a great story and cause behind the brand. If you’re a new to DBK, please read on!
#1: Dave’s Killer Bread was born at the Portland Farmers Market nearly a decade ago and has considered Oregon home ever since.
#2: The bakery at the company’s “BreadQuarters” is an around-the-clock operation that currently produces 16 varieties of bread, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
#3: On the “mix line,” where the dough goes from soaked grains to actual dough, the process is very hands-on. In fact, bakers are plucking dough from the mixer every few minutes to check on the right gluten level and whether it’s ready to bake.
#4: From start to finish, it takes about 6 hours for each loaf to go from soak to bagging.
#5: Each loaf of Dave’s Killer Bread is hand-rolled in as many as 21 different seeds.
#6: The brand’s hand-crafted touch is delivered by committed Dave’s Killer Bread employee-partners.
#7: One in three of Dave’s Killer Bread employees have a criminal background and have witnessed firsthand how stable employment sparks personal transformation.
#8: Dave Dahl, one of the company’s co-founders, served 15 years in prison before turning his life around one loaf at a time.
#9: Dave’s Killer Bread is built on the belief that everyone is capable of greatness.
#10: Dave’s Killer Bread understands the power of second chances and recently introduced the Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation, a non-profit organization who’s mission is to inspire other businesses to become Second Chance Employers to affect positive societal change.
Do you believe in second chances? Join Dave’s Killer Bread and sign their pledge. Their goal is to gather 10,000 signatures to help demonstrate the consumer support for more businesses to hire people with criminal backgrounds and help them thrive after incarceration.