Van’s Kitchen is in 5,000 supermarkets and wants to expand into convenience stores over the next few years.
Theresa Nguyen Motter knows how to make one thing really, really well: egg rolls.
This year, tens of millions of these tasty Asian snacks will be sliced and diced, deep-fat fried, quick-frozen and packaged at her Dallas-based Van’s Kitchen manufacturing plant near downtown.
The hand-held treats will head to 5,000 supermarkets nationwide, including Kroger, Brookshire’s, WinCo and Walmart. They’ll bring in annual sales in the $35 million-plus range for this family business founded in 1986 by Theresa’s Vietnamese immigrant parents, Kim and Van Nguyen.
“We’re going to grow 30% in the next 12 months,” says the 54-year-old CEO of Van’s Kitchen.
These are her parents’ traditional egg rolls with some interesting twists.
Van’s Kitchen was established in 1986 by Van and Kim Nguyen. The company was built on three core principles – faith, family, and friendship.
Van and Kim built a successful company fueled by their passion for people and their hard work ethic. They had a vision that their company would not only provide value to their customers, but also promote success in their community.
Today, Van and Kim’s daughter, Theresa, carries on her parents’ vision as the second-generation CEO of Van’s Kitchen.
As a leadership team, Theresa and Carl Motter infuse every interaction and every egg roll with the original Nguyen philosophy: “Make Every Bite The Best One”.