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.
- Lime Chicken
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- Roast Beef
- Roast Chicken
- Hot & Spicy Beef
- Hot & Spicy Chicken
- Cajun Shrimp
- Creamy Chicken
- Jalapeño Cheddar
- Teriyaki Beef
- Savory Soy Sauce
- Picantè Beef
- Picantè Chicken
- Hot & Spicy Shrimp
- Chicken Mushroom
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:21:47 -0800
Kimberly Buffkin filed the lawsuit in November 2013 in Forsyth Superior Court against Maruchan Inc., and its Tokyo-based parent company, Toyo Suisan Kaisha. The company successfully moved to have the case transferred in January 2014 to U.S. District ...
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 03:05:59 -0700
Some instruct the consumer not to put the cup in the microwave, but rather pour boiling water into the cup. One of the major manufacturers, Maruchan, did not return phone calls. But, Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodles, did and issued this response: “We ...
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0700
Rick Gaupo, president of the Marion-Polk Food Share, said the food bank does not automatically reject ramen noodles such as Top Ramen and Maruchan ramen noodle soup. "It's just the food barrel is not the ideal receptacle for it." Gaupo said. "It doesn ...
Westchester Magazine (blog)
Westchester Magazine (blog)
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:49:05 -0700
... about a national food brand that's full of highly processed, artificial ingredients (high fructose corn syrup and Yellow 6 anyone?). However, I have to admit that I lived on Pop-Tarts (along with Maruchan Ramen Noodles, pizza, and Hershey's bars ...
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:31:46 -0800
Not only did Ando's invention help out young adults, but it also inspired competitors like Maruchan who took off with their own inventions. You'll see Cup Needles and Maruchan's Instant Lunch sitting side by side on the shelves of grocery stores across ...
Village News Online
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:45:21 -0800
Davis' work has seen expansions of existing businesses including Maruchan, MGC Advanced Polymers, Wako Chemicals, Honeywell, NTS Central Concrete and others. Also to the credit of Davis' team at the Economic Development Department is a long list ...
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 ...
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