Jeffrey Dahmer
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Portrait of Jeffrey Dahmer

Founder and CEO of Dahmer's

Born May 21, 1960
West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
Profession Businessman, Restaurateur

Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (born May 21, 1960) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. Dahmer is the founder and chief executive officer of Dahmer's, a highly successful restaurant franchise, specializing in Kansas City-style barbecue spare ribs.

During the early 80s, Dahmer spent one tour of duty as a cook in the United States Army, during that time Dahmer came up with the idea for a secret barbecue sauce that proved to be a hit among his fellow soldiers. After his tour was up he contemplated selling the secret recipe, but instead, in 1991, he opened up a small restaurant. 17 years later Dahmer's is one of the largest casual dining franchises in North America with over 1000 restaurants throughout the U.S., Canada, and C.S.A.