Dangerous Dan was actually born Dan Wooley from Port Dover, Ontario. Dan acquired the nickname "Dangerous Dan", because of his love for wrestling. He loved watching wrestling and wrestling playfully with his grand kids. Dan was given the name by his grandson James McKinnon (the owner of Dangerous Dan's Diner). Nobody ever really saw Dan cooking anything, but everyone knew one thing, Dan LOVED to eat. He would eat just about anything that you put in front of him.
Dangerous Dan's Diner first opened in 1999. Since this time, Dangerous Dan's has been supplying the Riverdale community with excellent burgers, and has also been actively involved with many community events.