The History of WN Foods: Chapter 3

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Business was booming in the 1950s. Under George Hall and John Young’s leadership, WN Foods grew ever larger, diversifying its services and reaching out to states far and wide. Soy sauce and Chinese sausage manufacturing, importing and exporting goods, real estate, restaurant investments, new advertising techniques… George and John wanted to do it all. Because of their tireless dedication to expanding the company and the Chinese-American community, WN Foods became a prominent figure in San Francisco’s Chinatown. They were making history.

Up next… Chapter 4: The 1960s!

To see previous chapters, please click here.

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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WN Foods’ Online Store is now OPEN!

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Shop for your favorite Double Hi Brand sauces and have them shipped directly to you! To place an order, click HERE!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 2

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Enter John Young, George Hall’s devoted business partner. This U.S. Army major and fellow family man also possessed a spirit of creativity and perseverance. He shared George Hall’s vision of growth and success for WN Foods. Together, they not only worked to grow the company, but also to support the Chinese-American community during its crucial turning point after the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Their hard work and support for this bustling community soon paid off. In 1946, WN Foods outgrew its old basement space, expanding to take up an entire building in Chinatown. Its manufacturing capabilities skyrocketed, and it could begin importing and exporting goods. It was just the beginning of WN Foods’ incredible legacy.

Up next… Chapter 3: The 1950s!

To see previous chapters, please click here.

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

And the winner is…

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The winners of our giveaway have been announced. To see if you won, head over to our Facebook page!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

WN Foods’ New Website & Giveaway!

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In honor of WN Foods’ 75th anniversary, we are launching a brand new website! Come celebrate and get to know us!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 1

Chapter 1: The Beginning

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It was 1942, and the USA was in the middle of World War II. Shipments of goods from across the Pacific Ocean were sparse, creating a scarcity of soy sauce around the country. With determination and an entrepreneurial spirit, George Hall—a family man and civil engineer with the U.S. Navy—rented out a basement in San Francisco’s Chinatown and founded WN Foods as a soy sauce manufacturer. From here, he used authentic formulas and ingredients he had brought from China to produce Wing Nien Longevity Brand Soy Sauce, which he began selling around Chinatown. It was a modest start that launched what would become a highly successful family business with a rich 75-year history.

Up next… Chapter 2: The 1940s!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Sriracha taste testers wanted!

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SRIRACHA TASTE TESTERS WANTED! Wing Nien is looking for the right people to test our Sriracha sauce in exchange for a $40 Trader Joes gift card! If interested, please contact us with some basic information about yourself: your name, age, where you shop for groceries, and why you think you would make a good taste tester. Thank you!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.