Huy Fong Foods

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    Hot sauce creator, David Tran, began his chili making mastery in 1975 in Vietnam. During his humble beginnings, the unsurpassable genius produced his first hot sauce called Pepper Sa-te. He filled his Sa-te sauce in recycled glass baby food jars that then was sold and delivered by family members via bicycle. In 1979, his astounding voyage began by departing communist Vietnam on a Taiwanese freighter that was registered in Panama, named Huey Fong. Later that name became the inspiration namesake of his beloved company, Huy Fong Foods. 

    After the United States accepted Tran as a refugee when no other countries would, he started right away doing what he did best -- making hot sauce. So in 1980, he started his chili legacy in a 5,000 sq foot building nestled near Chinatown in Los Angeles. His creations included his Pepper Sa-te Sauce, Sambal Oelek, Chili Garlic, Sambal Badjak and Sriracha Hot Sauce. 

    He was quite content just to sell whatever he could produce each day and deliver them to Asian restaurants and markets in his blue Chevy van - often driving as far as San Francisco and even San Diego. Believe it or not, Tran actually hand painted his first hot sauce logos onto that blue Chevy van himself! At that time, little did Tran realize his delectable sauces, particularly the iconic Sriracha Hot Sauce, made from just fresh jalapeño chili peppers, would spread like HOT wild fire...

    HQIrwindale, CA, US
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    Huy Fong Foods has an office in Irwindale
    Irwindale, CA, US (HQ)
    4800 Azusa Canyon Rd
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    The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

    If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

    Shegerian & Associates: Huy Fong Foods, Inc. Faces Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

    NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Carlos Bravo, a former employee at Huy Fong Foods, Inc. with a disability, filed a lawsuit against the company alleging wrongful termination, retaliation and harassment. Bravo is represented by Carney Shegerian, the founder of...

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    • How many employees does Huy Fong Foods have?

      Huy Fong Foods has 31 employees.

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      Competitors of Huy Fong Foods include Grovara, Idahoan Foods and Commonwealth Joe.

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      Huy Fong Foods headquarters is located at 4800 Azusa Canyon Rd, Irwindale.

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      Huy Fong Foods has an office in Irwindale.

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      Huy Fong Foods has 1 office.