Despite Smelly Controversy, Sriracha Factory Not Heading to Texas Soon

IRWINDALE, Calif. — With a Texas flag flying overhead, David Tran founder of Huy Fong Foods, the maker of the famous spicy red sauce sriracha, escorted an entourage of Lone Star state officials around his massive southern California plant Monday. There were pleasantries and smiles, but whether there are any Texas hot sauce jobs in the offing was no clearer after the morning of mutual financial flirtation.

"I feel very happy; I have a lot of support," said Tran, an ethnic Chinese whose family was forced out of Vietnam decades ago and traveled to the U.S. on a ship called ...

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