The History of WN Foods: Chapter 5

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Dave Hall breathed new life into WN Foods in the 1970s. He split his time working as a pharmacist and getting to know the company. Naturally business-minded and determined to honor his father’s legacy, Dave picked up the ropes quickly; he was eager and had many new ideas for promoting and expanding WN Foods. He and John Young began connecting with more business owners, investing in co-packing equipment, and stayed involved with the Chinese-American community. It soon became clear that WN Foods had again grown too large for its location, and it needed facilities that would better suit its ever increasing manufacturing needs. After moving the company to a larger building in San Francisco, John retired, feeling confident in WN Foods’ future with Dave.

Up next… Chapter 6: The 1980s!

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.

The History of WN Foods: Chapter 4

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The 1960s saw a more wide spread acceptance of soy sauce. Until then, it was considered a strictly Chinese ingredient, only to be used with Chinese foods. As more companies began to manufacture it in the USA, soy sauce became more widely available. With this increased accessibility, its reputation changed, making it a kitchen staple for all different kinds of foods. This opened many doors for WN Foods, allowing the company to sell its products to new customers, including mainstream grocery stores.

It was during that this time that WN Foods’ founder George Hall sadly passed away. With George’s memory and legacy in mind, John Young continued to run the company. He was soon joined by George’s son, Dave Hall. It was the beginning of a new era for WN Foods.

Up next… Chapter 5: The 1970s!

To see previous chapters, please click here.

wn-logo-transparentHere 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 3

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(John Young, Johnny Kan, George Chow, and George Hall)

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!

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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.

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.

Wing Nien Foods 2nd Giveaway!

 

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Want to try our sauce for free? Now is your chance!

Wing Nien Foods is giving away prizes to 2 lucky winners! One will win a gift box, and the other will win 2 bottles of our delicious sauce. Inside the gift box is a bottle of our delicious sriracha sauce, plus two sets of bowls and Wing Nien chopsticks, as shown in the photos.

To enter, simply comment on the official Facebook post with an answer to this question: What is your favorite sauce, and how do you use it?

You have until 7/28 to comment, and the total number of comments must reach 15. After that, we will pick 2 winners through a random number generator, and announce the winners on 7/29. Open to the US only. For the rest of the rules, please see below. Thank you!

  • Gift box includes one (1) bottle of Wing Nien sriracha sauce, two (2) bowls, and two (2) sets of Wing Nien chopsticks
  • Open to the US only
  • Comment about your favorite sauce must be left on the official giveaway post on Wing Nien’s Facebook page by 7/28
  • Must like Wing Nien’s Facebook page to enter
  • 1 comment per person allowed
  • Total number of comments must reach 15 by 7/28; if we do not receive enough comments, we will do another giveaway at a later time, and everyone who entered this time will automatically be entered next time
  • Two (2) winners will be chosen through a random number generator
  • Entrants must be willing to provide their shipping address so that we may send them the prize
  • Shipping paid for by Wing Nien Foods