Dave's Killer Bread

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Dave's Killer Bread
Type Private
Founded 2005
Founders Dave Dahl
Headquarters Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
Area served Western U.S. (2005–2012) Nationwide (December 2012–)
Key people John Tucker, CEO[1]
Revenue $53 million (2012)[2]
Employees 280 (2012)[2]
Website www.daveskillerbread.com
Company founder Dave Dahl

Dave's Killer Bread is an American company based in Milwaukie, Oregon, which makes organic whole-grain breads. As of 2012, its bread is being sold at stores in 11 western states.[2] It was started by Dave Dahl, who learned the baking trade growing up in his family bakery. Founded in 2005, the company has steadily grown, expanding from 30 employees to more than 190 by 2010[3] and to 280 by the end of 2012, and has been covered by The New York Times[3] and MSNBC.[4]

On November 14, 2013, Dahl was arrested following a police pursuit where he allegedly rammed several Washington County, Oregon police vehicles, causing injury to several deputies.[5] Elliot Njus of The Oregonian speculated that the arrest could affect both the customer acceptance of Dahl's criminal redemption biography (which is written on the packaging for every loaf of bread) and its relationship with capital equity firm Goode Partners.[6]


  1. ^ Row, D.K. (April 25, 2013). "Dave's Killer Bread announces new chief executive, John Tucker, as it expands". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Mortenson, Eric (December 28, 2012 (online date Dec. 27)). "Dave's Killer Bread calls in New York guns: The Milwaukie bakery faces the crisis of small companies trying to grow without losing core values". The Oregonian. p. 1. Retrieved December 28, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b Kuczynski, Alex (January 20, 2010). "Obsessions – Dave's Killer Bread". The New York Times. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Silverstein, Frank (April 19, 2010). "'Killer Bread' rises in popularity: Oregon company takes a chance, comes up with winner". MSNBC. Retrieved December 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Wilson, Kimberly A.C. (November 15, 2013). "Dave Dahl, founder of Dave's Killer Bread, arrested overnight after police chase that injured 3 Washington County deputies". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Njus, Elliot (November 15, 2013). "Arrest of Dave's Killer Bread co-founder, for whom company is named, could threaten expansion". The Oregonian. Retrieved November 16, 2013.