Dan started his food service profession at Kelly Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. Dan had dreams of owning a restaurant, so he started out by selling tacos from the trunk of his car in Round Rock, Texas and in 1987 opened Ole'Taco, now Tio Dan Puffy Tacos. He later opened Little Red Wagon and Pacific Gulf Sea Island Fish Fry. His businesses have grown and continue to grow. With his perseverance and determination he was very successful and became an icon in Round Rock. He never gave up on his dreams and his legacy will always live on.