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Maruchan Inc.
東洋水産
Private
Industry Food
Founded 1972
Headquarters Japan
Kōnan, Minato, Tokyo
United States
Irvine, California
Richmond, Virginia
Products Maruchan Ramen
Instant Lunch
Yakisoba
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.

History[edit]

Maruchan Logo Small

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.[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 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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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Tue, 19 May 2015 07:52:01 -0700

Perhaps you remember when the mere mention of ramen brought sneers from those whose noodle soup worldview stopped at 30-cents-a-bag Maruchan nuked in dorm room microwaves. And then, like hamburgers or fried chicken, food previously relegated ...
 
Chesterfield Observer (subscription)
Wed, 20 May 2015 08:25:55 -0700

s facility in the Walthall area; and Maruchan Virginia's factory near the county airport, which produces about 60 percent of the ramen noodles consumed in the United States. Other food-related businesses include Blueprint Technologies, which makes bags ...

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Huffington Post
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 05:47:03 -0700

We've certainly hit the point in our lives around here where packaged ramen noodles are an occasional nostalgic indulgence and not a major dietary staple. But we did go to college once. And maybe one of us made it her personal mission to try every ...

ChicagoNow (blog)

ChicagoNow (blog)
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 ...
 
San Antonio Express
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:07:31 -0700

The parent company of Ramen Noodle, Maruchan, withdrew a controversial bid for tax incentives Thursday but will move forward with plans to build a new Ramen plant in an economically depressed part of Southwest Bexar County. In the past few weeks, ...
 
OCRegister
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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