In the summer of 1958, David Sr. and Helen Fong drove down from Minneapolis in search of a place to open up a small Chinese carry-out. As the story goes, they were looking for a location in Richfield, got lost in the rain, and came upon a small strip mall in a small township called Bloomington. This original location was named Fong's Chow Mein. It wasn't long before Fong's outgrew this location and in 1966 David Sr. and Helen opened up the full service David Fong's Restaurant at its present location just four blocks away from the original spot.
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 facility with its own bar and a capacity to seat up to 150. The Fong family has built up a long history of support for the sommunity; youth sports teams, and civic organizations.
As David Sr. and Helen celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007, they can be proud of raising a family of six children (Edward, Donald, Amy, Barb, Cindy, and David Jr.) and eleven grandchildren (Christopher, Daniel, Richard, Robert, Mia, Helena, Hannah, Abby, Haley, Gerrit, and David III). All of the six children grew up working in the restaurant, learning to be responsible and hard working. Already, a few of the grandchildren have stepped in to support the family business and learn the trade.