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City Ends War on Sriracha Factory

It's no longer considered a 'public nuisance'

(Newser) - You can sleep easy tonight, Sriracha fans, because peace has been declared in the war between Irwindale, California, and Huy Fong Foods. Irwindale's city council voted unanimously yesterday to roll back its declaration that Huy Fong's factory was a "public nuisance," and to drop its lawsuit... More »

Texas Tries to Lasso Sriracha Away From CA

David Tran says US government not much different than Vietnam's

(Newser) - With Huy Fong Foods under siege at its current Irwindale home, a group of Texas lawmakers calling itself the "Sriracha delegation" is traveling to California today to try to convince owner David Tran to move the company. "I am confident that this group will be able to communicate... More »

Judge Squashes Move to Shut Sriracha Plant

Chili sauce fans, rejoice; Irwindale residents, get used to those fumes

(Newser) - Sriracha sauce may have inspired its own cult-like following , but neighbors of its Southern California factory are decidedly not fans : Now, a judge has denied Irwindale's attempt to shut down production of the popular chili sauce over the pungent pepper and garlic fumes emanating from the Huy Fong Foods... More »

How Sriracha Accidentally Became an Empire

David Tran made his sauce a household name—and left millions on the table

(Newser) - You might imagine the CEO of Huy Fong Foods is a ruthless, number-crunching business genius. In just 33 years, its Sriracha sauce has become for Asian chili sauce what Heinz is to ketchup, and it's still posting double-digit growth every year. But David Tran tells Quartz that he never... More »

Chili Sauce Conquers American Palate

(Newser) - From celebrity chefs to Applebees to Wal-Mart, America is in love with the Asian chili-and-garlic condiment sriracha—only it’s not that Asian, the New York Times reports. “I wanted something that I could sell to more than just the Vietnamese,” said David Tran, creator of the top-selling... More »

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