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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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Anime News Network
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:26:50 -0800

Starting on November 23, Dragon Ball Super and Maruchan noodles will collaborate in a new campaign and give away Dragon Ball Heroes cards. Special cards will be distributed when customers buy select flavors of Maruchan ramen.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:30:00 -0800

Is People asking us to believe that Justin “Hair by Maruchan” Timberlake is sexier than, I dunno, some dashing young British barrister? Is he sexier than the rugged heir to a French vineyard, or a doe-eyed Tunisian surfer? Is Nick Jonas honestly sexier ...
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!

Crunchyroll News

Crunchyroll News
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:31:02 -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 ...


Sat, 07 Nov 2015 21:00:54 -0800

With the slogan “Delicious ramen is in your house,” Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., the Japanese company best known for producing the Maruchan brand of ramen noodles, announced the second round of their ongoing ramen campaign on November 5, which will ...

Seventeen Magazine

Seventeen Magazine
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:30:00 -0800

​Nick Jonas had the supreme honor of being named ​People​'s tenth sexiest man alive this year. And even though 10th place is far from 1st place, we're sure Nick doesn't mind taking a back seat to other sexy celebs like David Beckham (#1), Justin ...

The UCSD Guardian Online

The UCSD Guardian Online
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:26:15 -0800

How postmodern, I know. Ask-A-Librarian is a shiny, new state-of-the-art technology invented specifically to make sure your papers don't flop around like a soggy Maruchan noodle. There's a 24-hour chatroom where you can ask surface-level questions ...


Fri, 20 Nov 2015 19:33:45 -0800

While the magazine's description is agreeable, Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson thinks otherwise. The writer was questioning Nick's spot on People's list. "​Nick Jonas? Justin Timberlake?? Is People asking us to believe that Justin 'Hair by Maruchan ...

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