After months of battling with the City of Irwindale, the founder of a popular hot sauce now says he is considering moving his factory.
The City Council passed a public nuisance resolution against the Sriracha factory after several complaints about the strong smell.
The factory location needs to be within two hours drive time of where the peppers are grown. Lucky for the company, it has several other areas clamoring for its business.
Several other California cities and even various other states are looking at ways to entice Huy Fong foods, where Sriracha is made, to relocate to their area.
"Sriracha is all the rage now. We went from ketchup to salsa to now we're at Sriracha as being the number one condiment," said Richard Chapman, president and CEO of Kern Economic Development Corp.
Huy Fong foods sold $60 million worth of the sauce last year big business that would bring jobs and more growth to Kern County.