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Maruchan Inc.
Type Private
Industry Food
Founded 1972
Headquarters Irvine, California
Richmond, Virginia
Products Maruchan Ramen
Instant Lunch
Yakisoba
Parent Toyo Suisan
Website Maruchan.com

Maruchan Inc., also known as Maruchan (マルちゃん), is an American manufacturer of ramen noodles and related products. Maruchan has four manufacturing plants, two located in Irvine, California, one in Richmond, Virginia, and one in San Antonio, Texas.[1] Maruchan produces over 3.6 billion packages of ramen noodle soup a year.

History[edit]

Maruchan Logo Small

Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1953, is a leading 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.[2]

Name[edit]

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.[3]

Products[edit]

Flavors include:

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Lime Chicken
  • California Vegetable
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Oriental
  • Roast Beef
  • Roast Chicken
  • Hot & Spicy Beef
  • Hot & Spicy Chicken
  • Cajun Shrimp
  • Creamy Chicken
  • Jalapeño Cheddar
  • Teriyaki Beef
  • Savory Soy Sauce
  • Mushroom
  • Picantè Beef
  • Picantè Chicken
  • Hot & Spicy Shrimp
  • Chili
  • Shrimp
  • Chicken Mushroom

References[edit]


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Huffington Post
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:03:45 -0700

Sometimes, soups that appear vegetarian are not: With a closer look, you'll find that Maruchan's "Oriental Flavor," for example, contains beef extract. It's important to check the ingredient list (and, when out at a restaurant, inquire about the soup ...
 
Riverhead News Review
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 09:07:16 -0700

According to the product's nutrition label, one chicken-flavored Maruchan brand “Instant Lunch” — conveniently packaged in an easy to clean up Styrofoam cup — boasts 1,190 milligrams of sodium. “That's nearly half the recommended daily intake,” she said.
 
Charlotte Observer
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700

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Huffington Post
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:08:15 -0700

Everyone loves ramen these days. Classic ramen restaurants populate the country's biggest cities, and people love the instant stuff so much they have turned it into a hamburger bun, a lobster roll and even a burrito. We just can't get enough of the ...
 
Chron.com
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:59:22 -0700

Maruchan opened up new plant in San Antonio this spring. Photo: Shannon Gillenwater. Photo By Shannon Gillenwater. Maruchan opened up new plant in San Antonio this spring. Apple is expected to create 2,500 new jobs in Austin. Photo: Getty Images /.
 
Uniradio Informa
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Por medio de una carta dirigida al dirigente estatal del PAN José Luis Ovando Patrón, el panista y exsecretario de Gobierno de Baja California, Francisco García Burgos exigió que se investiguen las acusaciones hechas a las asociaciones maruchan.
 
Greeley Tribune
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 22:47:29 -0700

Patrick has a cross-promotional deal with Maruchan Ramen, one of the largest Ramen makers, meaning her book is displayed alongside the noodles in stores every few years. When the Japanese inventor of instant Ramen noodles passed away several ...
 
Chesterfield Observer (subscription)
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:22:30 -0700

Previous economic wins in that industry include hummus manufacturer Sabra Dipping, ramen maker Maruchan and Italian specialty meats processor Fiorucci Foods. The expansion is also a success story for a Greater Richmond Partnership program that aims ...
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