Lasseter began working as a server at Johnny Ray's and La Paz while he was studying literature at Samford University. After graduating he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York to train as a chef. He worked at Commander's Palace in New Orleans, Louisiana under Emanuel Loubier, and Canoe Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia before opening his own establishment, St John's in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2000.
In 2002 Lasseter moved back to Birmingham and opened Fire Restaurant in Crestline Village along with his wife Jill and J. D. Hill. They sold the business in April 2010 and purchased the Cantina franchise from Guillermo Castro several months later.
- Fullman, Lynn Grissard (July 10, 2009) "Dishing With Danny Lasseter from Fire in Mountain Brook." The Birmingham News
- Carlton, Bob (October 1, 2010) "Former Fire owner Danny Lasseter and partner J.D. Hill of Oak Hill Bar & Grill open new Cantina franchise in Hoover's Patton Creek shopping center." The Birmingham News