Maruchan (マルちゃん), is a Japanese brand of 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. Maruchan produces over 3.6 billion packages of ramen noodle soup a year.
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.
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.
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 05:47:03 -0700
Okay, I am talking about me. For some reason, when it came to cheap, instant noodles that of course bear very little resemblance to miracle of real ramen, I always liked Maruchan best. Maruchan (whose name kind of translates to "lovable round-headed ...
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, ...
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:13:30 -0800
En unas horas, estarán cenando deliciosamente con toda su familia (a menos que sean como yo, todo Forever Alone y terminen con una sopa Maruchan en algún minisuper) y después se dormirán para esperar todos los regalos de Santa Claus. Ojalá les ...
KENS 5 TV
Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:40:25 -0700
The Ramen noodle company, Maruchan, wants to bring 600 jobs to San Antonio. But there's a catch: Most of the jobs will be at minimum wage. Some groups say that's not good enough. KENS 5 Staff, KENS5.com 8:24 a.m. CDT October 17, 2013.
KSAT San Antonio
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:07:30 -0700
A booming south San Antonio experienced another economic gain Tuesday with the opening of the Maruchan Inc. plant. "Thank you, America, for buying our product,” said Mutsuhiko Oda, president of Maruchan. America's obsession with quick and easy has ...
San Antonio Express
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:34:52 -0700
The people who make ramen noodles — the college student's go-to budget meal — might be coming to town. Maruchan Inc. of Japan “has begun taking necessary steps” toward developing a $325 million manufacturing, warehousing and shipment site in ...
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:08:15 -0700
Maruchan's "Oriental" and "Chili" flavors of Top Ramen were also incorrectly described as vegetarian. Only Nissin's flavors are vegetarian. Maruchan's "Oriental" and "Chili" flavors are not. Language has also been amended to address competing theories ...
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