The previously embattled Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California kicked off its 2014 Chili Grinding Season on Friday with walking tours of the facility, and Eater LA takes a look inside. The tours were self-directed and guests encountered "truckloads of chili" that were being stored, cleaned, and ground.
The factory also features state-of-the-art robots that help make the hot sauce. Huy Fong Foods' CEO David Tran was also on hand to greet visitors (who received free t-shirts). As for the smell that once got the company into trouble with the city council? It's apparently not that bad.