Starting in a small shop in Chinatown and moving into a 68,000 square foot building in Rosemead, CA in 1986, Huy Fong Foods production of Sriracha sauce has increased every year. In 2010 the company had to open a new, 650,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Irwindale, CA where they produce up to 20 million bottles per year, enough sauce to fill about five Olympic swimming pools.
All the jalapenos used in Huy Fong sauces are grown nearby in Southern California and processed less than a day after harvesting. Over 100 million pounds of peppers roll through their factory over the course of a 10-week harvest season, which provides for their year-long sales. Still, the demand for the irresistibly spicy sauce is growing faster and faster.