Hot Sauce CEO: U.S. No Different Than Communist Vietnam

The maker of a popular hot sauce whose company faces possible government regulation says the U.S. reminds him of communist Vietnam, a country he escaped more than 30 years ago.

“Today, I feel almost the same [as when I left Vietnam],” David Tran, president of Huy Fong Foods, told NPR. “Even now we live in the USA, but my feeling, the government, not a big difference.”

Tran named his company after the Panamanian freighter that brought him and 3,000 other refugees to the U.S. in 1978, according to United Liberty.

Huy Fong’s sriracha hot sauce is a popular condiment, used in many Asian dishes and by restaurants like Applebee’s, Subway and P.F. Changs.

A judge forced part of the factory to close last year. And last month Irwindale city officials attempted to declare the Huy Fong factory a public nuisance.

The attempted regulation that Tran says reminds him of communist Vietnam has played right into the hands of outside suitors who come bearing the gift of less government regulation.

Full article: Hot Sauce CEO: U.S. No Different Than Communist Vietnam (The Daily Caller)

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