The Spirit of Hospitality Award is presented to an individual or company who
has made a significant contribution to the travel and hospitality industry.
This award embodies the spirit of commitment to the success and future of
Minnesota and Bloomington as elite visitor destinations. Congratulations to
the David Fong family, the recipients of this year’s Spirit of Hospitality Award.
In 1958, David Fong and his wife, Helen, opened a four-item takeout restaurant in a 600-square-
foot space in Bloomington. By 1966 they had outgrown it, and moved to their current location on
Lyndale Avenue, expanding into a full service restaurant serving Chinese and American-style cuisine. The building, which was built by the
family, contains two bars, a dining room, takeout area and banquet facilities. All six of the couple’s children have worked in the restaurant at
one point or another, and after retirement, the business was passed on to their eldest son, Ed, who runs the restaurant today.
Over the course of more than 50 years, David Fong’s has established itself as an integral part of the community and has become a
hospitality landmark. They have employees that have worked with them for decades, and customers who have been coming in for
generations. They’ve been the recipient of numerous awards, including those for best Chinese restaurant and best community restaurant. In
addition to their everyday service, the family supports the area through donations to local charities, offering meeting space to civic groups
and fundraisers. The restaurant has also sponsored many youth athletic teams and organizations. Ed believes that when good fortune comes
to you, sharing good fortune with those who got you there will perpetuate success.
David Fong’s • Spirit of Hospitality Award
The Bloomington Diamond Service Awards represent our gratitude for
individuals who invariably ensure business and growth for the Bloomington
hospitality industry. We thank you all for the continued support to make
Bloomington a premier visitor destination!
Proud Presenter of the Diamond Service Awards