The History of WN Foods: Chapter 9

Group 1(WN Foods’ wonderful staff)

75 years later, WN Foods’ future looks bright. The company’s staff is made up of a group of driven, caring individuals who think of each other as family and hope to keep WN Foods successful far into the future. With the company’s legacy in mind and Greg Hall in the lead, they continue to work hard to manufacture and co-pack the highest quality products for their clients. Happy 75th anniversary, WN Foods! Here’s to many more years of family, tradition, and quality!

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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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The History of WN Foods: Chapter 7

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(Dave Hall and his sons Greg Hall and Patrick Hall at WN Foods)

The 1990s were a transitional period for WN Foods. After the company began to specialize and hone its skills as a co-packer, it started bringing in more business than ever. It soon became clear that WN Foods had outgrown its San Francisco building and needed a larger updated space, which it found at its current location in Hayward, CA. Here, Dave Hall was joined by his son, Greg Hall. Greg, an engineer with a knack for problem-solving and innovation, came in eager to modernize WN Foods. Taking a more analytical approach, he went department by department to improve efficiency and expand company profits. He and Dave attracted new clients and formed new business relationships, growing WN Foods and its legacy ever larger.

Up next… Chapter 8: 2000s-Present!

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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 6

WN History 80s(Dave Hall at WN Foods)

The 1980s were a time of growth and new partnerships for WN Foods. Chinese food was becoming more and more mainstream to American tastes, and major players in the food industry took notice of this. When Dave Hall formed partnerships to create Asian sauce brands such as House of Tsang and Sun Luck, they were picked up and sold in grocery chains countrywide. More than 40 years after its founding, WN Foods was busier than ever, co-packing up a storm and forging new relationships wherever it did business. It was the epitome of prosperity and longevity.

Up next… Chapter 7: The 1990s!

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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 5

WN History 70s(WN Foods celebrating Miss Chinatown)

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!

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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!

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The History of WN Foods: Chapter 3

WN History 50s
(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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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!

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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.