Skip to comments.Relocation Offers Pour In For Sriracha Maker
Posted on 04/17/2014 8:03:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin
The city of Irwindale is suing the maker of Sriracha hot sauce and last week the Los Angeles suburb tentatively voted to declare the bottling plant a public nuisance.
Meantime, though, Huy Fong Foods has received offers to relocate its $40 million plant to Los Angeles, other California cities, Philadelphia and 11 states, including Texas and Ohio.
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Uh, why in the world would they move from one CA city to another?
Anywhere but California seems like a good business plan to me.
I move to declare the city of Irwindale to be a national nuisance and as such, it should be relocated to another corner of the world.
Avery Island will make a great new home for them, I imagine the people around that area are use to the particular odors coming from a hot sauce manufacturer.
Huy Fong Sriracha Controversy [wikipedia]:
The City of Irwindale offered a low interest loan to Huy Fong Foods in 2010 to locate its sriracha factory in Irwindale.
Huy Fong took the loan and contributed $250,000 a year to the city as part of the deal.
Huy Fong built a $40-million factory planned to generate about $300 million a year in sales.
Shortly after Huy Fong paid off the loan early and stopped contributing to the city, Huy Fong became involved in lawsuits brought by its neighbors and the city of Irwindale, who complain of the odors of jalapeño pepper and garlic generated by the plant.
My boys love that crap. They didn’t get the “hot food” gene from me I’ll tell you what.
From the Internet:
Huy Fong Foods (Chinese: 滙豐食品公司; pinyin: Huìfēng Shípǐn Gōngsī) is a hot sauce company based in Rosemead, California. Beginning in 1980 on Spring Street in Los Angeles's Chinatown, with an initial investment of US$50,000 in family savings after being turned down by a bank for a US$200,000 loan, it has grown to become one of the leaders in the Asian hot sauce market, especially Sriracha sauce.
The company is named for the old Panamanian freighter, the "Huey Fong", that carried Tran and 3,317 other refugees out of Vietnam in December 1978. The rooster logo comes from the fact that Tran was born in the Year of the Rooster on the Vietnamese zodiac. The bottles' trademark green top symbolizes the freshness of the chili used.
But Huy Fong Foods IS addressing the issue. They are seriously considering relocating. Shouldn't the Irwindale officials be happy now?
Angelinos love the stuff. If they were smart they would allow tours through their plant.
It’s an American company. California has a large Vietnamese population and the majority are second and third generations’.
Sort of like fortune cookies that have been made throughout the decades in the US.
And there, in a few short words, is the heart of the matter.
They should come to Redmond. The odor of garlic and peppers would make a nice counterpoint to the hops smell from the Mac n’Jack Brewery in the next building..
A local restauranteur here did the same thing. His Restaurant is called 'Sea-Land'.........................
Apparently it smelled just fine before that.
you know liberals... they want it both ways... they want to be able to sue the plant, but still reap the benefits of having the plant, and the company is supposed to sit there and take it... but not only that--the company is supposed to feel privileged...
What Irwindale is doing to this firm is just what one would expect a government to do in America 2014 A.D.. Governments at all levels are absolute enemies of normal productive people. Governments are composed of money grubbing frauds, criminals and degenerates. They rob, they steal, copulate, drink and drug at others expense. They are absolutely great at placing burdens upon the backs of those who work. They pension themselves at others expense meaning we can't get rid of the financial burdens occasioned by these vermin. It is time people to start thinking about taking all people in all levels of government out of their offices NAKED.
My boys love that crap. They didnt get the hot food gene from me Ill tell you what.
Red Hot Chili Peppers.........it's an acquired taste..................
I thought I liked the stuff, but I let a coworker sample some and he fell in love. I gave him a new 17oz. bottle. He used it in two weeks.
I can remember vividly the smell of the Hills Bros coffee plant every time while crossing the Bay Bridge.
El Paso Or San Antonio would seem a natural fit for them
Texas seems perfect for them.
Give loudmouth bullies what they want, and they’re not happy. The company has agreed to solve the problem by considering relocating. Oops - that’s NOT the solution the city wanted.
It already is another corner of the world.
Make your own Sauce recipe:
All they ask is a token offering of earth and water.
Thanks! There’s always a “hack” for “secret recipes” — and they often turn out better than the original — probably because I’m going to use better quality ingredients.
I read once where there are only two foods that can’t be duplicated — dried pasta and cheetos because it takes industrial ovens to make them.
Actually, fortune cookies are totally foreign in China and unlike the immigrants never originated there.
An old friend, a Special Forces veteran of campaigns in Vietnam and Laos, loves most Asian hot sauce. He doesn’t get around much due to arthritis and numerous heart surgeries, including several stents. But his eyes lit up a couple of years ago when I brought him a variety of sauces, homemade and this brand. He finished off a couple of jars and the big squeeze bottle in a month.
What I remember from growing up in neighboring Baldwin Park was the sound of top fuel dragsters coming off the line and the smell of burning rubber from the drag strip at Irwindale Speedway.
Home made recipes will not have the preservatives and Xanthan Gum (whatever that is) that the companies must use to preserve their products for a long shelf life...................
Actually it may be good for his health.
Put it in my back yard. I love the stuff.
But then you’ll be both thirsty AND hungry all the time...
Next thing you'll tell us that hamburgers didn't originate in Hamburg...lol.
in La Grange?
Then they declare them a nuisance. I would think that they should at least give the chili maker $40 million dollars and relocation costs.
Ft. Walton Beach, FL
They must have also forgotten to donate to Obama since the FDA went after them in December. Someone wants them out of business. Does Harry Reid own some property nearby?
Their supply of special peppers must be processed in a very short time and that farmer is in Ventura, about 2 hours from Irwindale.
IF they move this plane, they will also have to relocate the farmer, it seems.
Great site! Thanks.
There’s two restaurants, one in La Grange, TX (home of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and another one in Brenham, TX (home of Blue Bell Ice Cream), that go by that name. So take your pick (from either category)