10 Fun Facts from the Dave’s Killer Bread “Breadquarters”

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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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#6: The brand’s hand-crafted touch is delivered by committed Dave’s Killer Bread employee-partners.

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#7: One in three of Dave’s Killer Bread employees have a criminal background and have witnessed firsthand how stable employment sparks personal transformation.

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#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.

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#9: Dave’s Killer Bread is built on the belief that everyone is capable of greatness.

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#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.

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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.



  1. WOW. What a great story. Makes be want to buy the bread! So, where again do they sell it in MA? Thanks for sharing.

    1. I don’t know if you guys can get it there, and it is definitely a treat, but you MUST TRY the Sin-Dawg if you can get it. Sooo good.

  2. I LOVE THIS !! I am so happy to know a company that gives people second chances. Not many companies do this! I am picking some up just for this fact and the bread looks amazing too.. Great post Tina!!! Happy weekend!

  3. How awesome! I think the second chances concept, compared to any facet of the bread-making, impresses me much more in my perception of the company. Great bread though!

  4. Proof that a business can be successful and care about more than just a bottom line! This makes my little economist heart so happy.

  5. I loved their bread before and love it even more now. Thank you for sharing this story-what an inspiring story and company.

  6. I live about 30 min’s from their warehouse and go there about once every few months. The employees are super nice and friendly (and I usually have my crazy kids with me too!). We get their 9-day old bread (kept in a freezer). If you buy 12 loaves it’s only around $24’s! Such a good deal and we are stocked for a few months!

  7. I love this!
    My day job is as a corrections based substance abuse clinician and it can be so hard for people to find good jobs after release.
    This is enough for me to find their bread and try it out!

  8. I started buying DKB at Costco about a year ago and it’s my FAVE! I’m allergic to almonds, and love that I can actually eat their bread!

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