Dan worked for a short period as a baker for Schlotzksy's, a national restaurant chain famous for their home-made bread. While there, he produced a formal written analysis of a new baking technique that was under consideration by corporate management. The document he wrote was submitted to corporate headquarters without charge. The analysis was critical of several facets of the new technique. It is unknown how much influence the analysis had with regard to corporate decision making, but the new technique was cancelled.