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Maruchan Inc.
東洋水産
Private
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
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 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]

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 as a term of endearment.[3]

Products[edit]

Flavors include:

• Chicken Flavor • Chicken Mushroom Flavor • Creamy Chicken Flavor • Roast Chicken Flavor • Picante Chicken Flavor • Beef Flavor • Sriracha Chicken • Picante Beef Flavor • Roast Beef Flavor • Shrimp Flavor • Lime Shrimp Flavor • Lime Chili Shrimp Flavor • Chili Flavor • Chicken Tortilla • Pork Flavor • Oriental Flavor • 35% Less Sodium Chicken Flavor • 35% Less Sodium Beef Flavor • 30% Less Sodium Chili Flavor

References[edit]


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2273 news items

OCRegister

OCRegister
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:05:03 -0700

For the 8th year in a row, Maruchan Inc., an instant noodle company based in Irvine, has donated $100,000 to Irvine Public Schools Foundation. The funds will go to support the educational experience of students in Irvine, prioritizing classroom support ...

Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:36:48 -0700

Kimberly Buffkin filed a lawsuit in November 2013 in Forsyth Superior Court against Maruchan Inc. and its Tokyo-based parent company, Toyo Suisan Kaisha. The lawsuit alleged that Maruchan's instant noodle-soup cups had a design defect that caused the ...
 
Myrtle Beach Sun News
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:37:30 -0700

Kimberly Buffkin filed a lawsuit in November 2013 against Maruchan Inc. and its parent company, Toyo Suisan Kaisha. Buffkin says her daughter was about a year old when her father prepared a Maruchan Instant Lunch in May 2011. She says her nephew ...
 
BlueRidgeNow.com
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:37:30 -0700

Buffkin says her daughter was about a year old when her father prepared a Maruchan Instant Lunch in May 2011. She says her nephew accidentally tipped over the noodle cup, resulting in its hot contents spilling onto Buffkin's daughter and giving her ...
 
WRAL.com
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:42:47 -0700

Harris Teeter is offering some excellent deals starting 4/27 including shredded cheese (B2G3F!), onions, McCormick seasoning, Evol, Mahatma rice (FREE!), Maruchan, Quaker Medley's, Colgate mouthwash, disinfecting wipes, Spinbrush, Dog Chow and ...
 
WRAL.com
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:05:01 -0800

Lowes Foods has some very good deals this week on pork roast, Maruchan bowls and Yakisoba noodles, Progresso soup, Cole, Dunkin Donuts creamers, Sparkle towels, Head & Shoulders and more! The coupon policy can be found below the list of deals.
 
Los Angeles Times
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:18:17 -0700

"Maruchan salutes the city of Irvine, the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and the teachers and students of Irvine for, once again, earning national recognition both in and out of the classroom this past year," Maruchan President Noritaka Sumimoto said ...

Anime News Network

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.
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