Many companies featured on Money advertise with us. Opinions are our own, but compensation and
in-depth research determine where and how companies may appear. Learn more about how we make money.

Advertiser Disclosure

The purpose of this disclosure is to explain how we make money without charging you for our content.

Our mission is to help people at any stage of life make smart financial decisions through research, reporting, reviews, recommendations, and tools.

Earning your trust is essential to our success, and we believe transparency is critical to creating that trust. To that end, you should know that many or all of the companies featured here are partners who advertise with us.

Our content is free because our partners pay us a referral fee if you click on links or call any of the phone numbers on our site. If you choose to interact with the content on our site, we will likely receive compensation. If you don't, we will not be compensated. Ultimately the choice is yours.

Opinions are our own and our editors and staff writers are instructed to maintain editorial integrity, but compensation along with in-depth research will determine where, how, and in what order they appear on the page.

To find out more about our editorial process and how we make money, click here.

By Ian Salisbury
July 22, 2016
Bottles of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
Bottles of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
LA Times/Getty Images

A new front has opened up in Irwindale, Calif.’s, long-running cold war over hot sauce.

Though millions of Americans have come to love Huy Fong foods tasty Sriracha “red rooster” sauce, the company’s California factory has been turning up its neighbors temperature for years. After being sued twice in three years, the company now says it’s the one getting burned.

The city first sued Huy Fong in 2013, claiming the factory emitted a “power, painful odor,” although it later dropped the suit after the company promised to solve the problem. Earlier this year, residents struck again, claiming the company was late filing its taxes and claiming more than $400,000 in damages.

Read More: Guess Which Small Business Industry Is Growing the Fastest?

Now Huy Fong is fighting back, with a counter-suit claiming that Irwindale is unnecessarily harassing it, according to a recent report by Web site The Daily Meal. Among the benefits Huy Fong claims it brings the city are tourists and dozens of jobs.

The company also provides free hot sauce at local events, a perk that’s somehow not to residents taste.

 

Advertiser Disclosure

The purpose of this disclosure is to explain how we make money without charging you for our content.

Our mission is to help people at any stage of life make smart financial decisions through research, reporting, reviews, recommendations, and tools.

Earning your trust is essential to our success, and we believe transparency is critical to creating that trust. To that end, you should know that many or all of the companies featured here are partners who advertise with us.

Our content is free because our partners pay us a referral fee if you click on links or call any of the phone numbers on our site. If you choose to interact with the content on our site, we will likely receive compensation. If you don't, we will not be compensated. Ultimately the choice is yours.

Opinions are our own and our editors and staff writers are instructed to maintain editorial integrity, but compensation along with in-depth research will determine where, how, and in what order they appear on the page.

To find out more about our editorial process and how we make money, click here.

EDIT POST