Maruchan (マルちゃん), is a Japanese brand of ramen noodles and related products produced by Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd of Tokyo, Japan. The Maruchan brand is used for noodle products in Japan, and as the operating name for Toyo Suisan's division in the United States, Maruchan Inc. In 1972, Toyo Suisan entered the American market with Maruchan USA, and in 1977, established a plant in Irvine, California. Maruchan has other plants in Richmond, Virginia, and one in San Antonio, Texas. Maruchan produces over 3.6 billion packages of ramen noodle soup a year.
Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1953, is a consumer packaged foods company in Japan. Toyo Suisan’s effort to become an international food company brought them to the United States, where, in 1972, they established Maruchan USA. At first, Maruchan USA was only a marketing company, importing and distributing ramen from Japan. After operating for five years as a distributor of imported products, Maruchan built its own manufacturing facility in Irvine, California and in 1977 began producing Maruchan brand ramen at the Irvine factory. Since 1977 Maruchan has grown steadily and has become an industry leader in North America, alongside other instant noodle brands such as Nissin Top Ramen and Sapporo Ichiban.
Maruchan is a Japanese word composed of two parts, maru and chan. Maru literally means round, as in the shape of a ball or a happy child’s face. In Japanese, round has a connotation of friendliness. The word chan is an honorific suffix, used affectionately for a child or for a person one finds endearing.
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:37:26 -0700
People get excited when they see the block of ramen noodles on my office shelf. They'll ask if the noodles are good to eat, but I must point out they're not one of my more healthful examples. Why do people love them so much? At only 20 cents a block ...
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:50:03 -0700
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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:33:45 -0700
A dirty plastic grocery bag covered an old cardboard box of Maruchan ramen noodles that lay near a Styrofoam egg carton. “Basically it's a camouflaged hiding place — little hootches with grass tops so if a plane flew over you won't see it,” Spence said.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:52:30 -0700
For the $7 she could spend on a dozen apples, Neagle, 54, could stretch her dollar further in the prepared and processed food aisles: $7 would buy more than 30 boxes of Maruchan Ramen Noodles or seven frozen Banquet Value Meals — one of which ...
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:05:59 -0700
Some instruct the consumer not to put the cup in the microwave, but rather pour boiling water into the cup. One of the major manufacturers, Maruchan, did not return phone calls. But, Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodles, did and issued this response: “We ...
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 05:47:03 -0700
Okay, I am talking about me. For some reason, when it came to cheap, instant noodles that of course bear very little resemblance to miracle of real ramen, I always liked Maruchan best. Maruchan (whose name kind of translates to "lovable round-headed ...
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:27:45 -0700
I ate Maruchan ramen noodles. The kind that come in the orange plastic wrapping (chicken flavored, of course). Two packs. Cooked then drained then powdered with the mysterious contents from the accompanying silver spice bag of awesomeness and ...
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 00:04:19 -0700
Japanese noodle maker Maruchan Inc., whose U.S. headquarters is in Irvine, will build a 500,000-square-foot factory that will employ 600 people near San Antonio, Texas, said Mario Hernandez, president of the San Antonio Economic Development ...
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