D. Fong's Chinese Cuisine, opened in Savage on July 11th, 1996 is owned and operated by David Fong, Jr. the youngest son of David Sr. and Helen Fong. It was David Sr. and Helen who opened up David Fong's Restaurant that has been such an icon in Bloomington since 1958. To know the history of D. Fong's of Savage, one has to follow the history of David Jr.'s family.
In the summer of 1958, David Sr. and Helen Fong, married for just a year, drove down from Minneapolis in search of a place to open up a small Chinese carry-out. As the story goes, David Sr. was looking for a location in Richfield but got lost in the rain. As he was trying to figure out where he was, he came upon a small strip mall with some space available. That was how the location of Fong's Chow Mein ended up in, what was back then, a small township called Bloomington.
It wasn't long before Fong's outgrew its original location and in 1966, David Sr. & Helen opened up the full service David Fong's Restaurant at its present location just four blocks away from the original spot.
Bloomington Landmark since 1958
David Fong's Restaurant has become a landmark in Bloomington and is one of the longest running, family owned restaurants in the entire Twin Cities. A full service restaurant, David Fong's houses a spacious dining room, a comfortable bar lounge, and also a sports bar. For weddings, birthdays, and other private parties, there is also a banquet room with its own bar with a capacity to seat up to 150.
The Bloomington location, now operated by Edward Fong, David Jr.'s oldest brother, has built up a long history, started by David Sr., of support for the community. Over the years, hundreds of youth sports teams have been sponsored by this family owned business. Many civic organizations such as Bloomington Lions Club, Bloomington Businessmen, and the Minutemen to name a few, hold their regular meetings here and call this landmark home.
As David Sr. & Helen celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007, they can be proud of raising a family of six children (Edward, Donald, Amy, Barb, Cindy, & David Jr.) and eleven grandchildren (Chris, Dan, Richard, Robert, Mia, Helena, Hannah, Abby, Haley, Gerrit, & David III). All of the six children grew up working in the restaurant, learning to be responsible and hard working. In January of 1995, the whole family got together and helped Cindy and her husband Leo open up Fong's Restaurant in Prior Lake. Their success showed that David Sr. & Helen's reputation for quality dining stretched much farther than the borders of Bloomington. Already, a few of the grandchildren have also stepped in to support the family business and learn the trade.
D. Fong's opens in Savage : July 11th, 1996
David Jr., having grown up working at the Bloomington location, with the help of his parents and siblings opened a small carry-out very similar to his father's original one. Located in Savage, D. Fong's has many of the same Cantonese and Szechuan style dishes as the Bloomington location. As business grew, D. Fong's added a dining room in 1998 with a capacity to seat fifty four diners.
David Jr. carries on the tradition of supporting the community, sponsoring youth sports teams, donating to area school and church festivals, and helping coordinate Savage's city celebration, Dan Patch Days. As part of his D.P. Days duties, David Jr.helps organize theTaste of Savage, a collection of area restaurants serving their customer favorites to the hungry crowd. The Taste of Savage has become a key attraction for the festival and is a great way for the businesses to contribute back to the community.
David Jr. and his wonderful wife, Amy proudly announced the birth of their first son, David III on March 27th, 2007. David Jr. & Amy would like to thank everyone for their wishes of love and support!
We are pleased to announce the birth of our second child, Elizabeth on November 12th, 2009!