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Maruchan Inc.
Industry Food
Founded March 28, 1953 (Japan)
1972 (United States)
Headquarters Japan
Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo
United States
Irvine, California
Richmond, Virginia
Products Maruchan Ramen
Instant Lunch
Parent Toyo Suisan
Website Maruchan.com

Maruchan (マルちゃん), is a Japanese brand of instant 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.[1] Maruchan produces over 3.6 billion packages of ramen noodle soup a year.


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Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd of Tokyo, Japan, founded on March 28, 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.[2]


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 as a term of endearment.[3]


Flavors include:

  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Lime Chicken
  • California Style 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
  • Chicken Tortilla


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Crunchyroll News

Crunchyroll News
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:26:15 -0700

Maruchan, a division of Toyo Suisan Kaisha, is resurrecting their "Voice Recipe" campaign, in which popular male voice actors play handsome men providing ramen-cooking advice in an advertising campaign aimed at women. The previous campaign in 2014 ...
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 06:49:12 -0700

Lowes Foods has some very good deals starting Wednesday, 9/9 including milk, Mueller's pasta, Maruchan Bowls (FREE!), turkey breast, sirloin tip roast, Perdue Short Cuts, Steak-Umms, Ragu pasta sauce, GM cereals, Hellmann's mayo and more!

Daily Californian

Daily Californian
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 06:52:30 -0700

When water is boiling, remove the ramen noodles from the Maruchan bag and place them inside the pot. 3. Allow the noodles to boil for seven to 10 minutes on medium temperature, giving them a subtler, softer texture. 4. Add the cumin, Italian seasoning, ...

Coolest Gadgets

Coolest Gadgets
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:52:30 -0700

We are all about convenience. Taking the time to do things the old-fashioned way seems frivolous and a waste of time, when really it's just making sure you planned ahead. Making a meal seems like a daunting task, since you have to spend the time at the ...

The Rafu Shimpo

The Rafu Shimpo
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 13:26:15 -0700

Since the 1970s, three companies have entered the instant ramen market in the United States: Maruchan, Nissin, and Sanyo (Sapporo Ichiban). Ramen is now produced in Gardena, Yorba Linda, and Irvine in California, Richmond (Virginia), San Antonio ...
Nashville Scene
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:17:00 -0700

Germantown's Wilder is not the home goods store for the average person looking to upgrade their furnishings. The handcrafted pieces, including a $980 saddle-leather barstool and a $280 Electra Eggleston pillow, are better suited to be works of art than ...

The Rockaway Times

The Rockaway Times
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:43:19 -0700

Both options contain fresh noodles from Sun Noodle, not the dried version from Top Ramen or Maruchan. The Japanese noodle soup filled bellies and warmed bones of those who came out to try it as the aroma filled the crisp fall air. Inside, bartenders ...

Food Dive

Food Dive
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:18:45 -0700

... that depend upon them," Food Business News reported. Post is also a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, which focuses on supporting sustainable palm oil products. KIND LLC and Maruchan, Inc. are members of the organization as well.

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