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Ando's Dream
The Father of Instant Noodles

"Be childlike and always ask 'Why?'" - Momofuku Ando

OUR FOUNDER, MOMOFUKU ANDO

There is only one company that can rightfully claim the Pinnacle of Noodledom. Only one company whose founder, faced with a Japanese food shortage after WWII, invented instant ramen and sparked a 3-minute global revolution. Only one whose spirit of innovation continues to provide simple, nourishing delight to billions of people. Only one that is universally known and loved around the world. There is only one Nissin Foods.

NISSIN IN THE U.S.

On a trip to the U.S. in 1966, Mr. Ando noticed Americans curiously eating forkfuls of noodles out of cups, instead of using bowls and chopsticks. With that simple observation, the worldwide Cup Noodles® phenomenon was born. Shortly after, Nissin officially put down its roots in the U.S. In 1972, our Gardena, CA, plant started production of Top Ramen®—the first instant ramen manufactured and sold in the U.S. And ever since, Nissin Foods USA has launched a continuous stream of new and innovative products for hungry, noodle-loving Americans.

BE METICULOUS, YET BOLD.

Inventor, founder, dreamer, humanitarian, Momofuku Ando’s words have provided continual inspiration to Nissin employees around the world. As you explore the site, keep an eye out for some of his most inspiring quotes, and he may just do the same for you.

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“Always look around you with a great deal of curiosity.”
“Food is a peace industry.”
“When you cast away greed in adversity, you can find unexpected strength.”
“No company can sustain itself if it lacks the power to create new things.”
“I'm not selling instant noodles. I'm offering customers time.”
"Be meticulous, yet bold." - Momofuku Ando

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Press
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10.06.17
Nissin Foods® Top Ramen® Finds Noodle Zen with Updated Recipe
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08.14.17
Cup Noodles® Announces Very Veggie™ Launch: The First Instant Noodle Cup with One Full Serving of Vegetables
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07.07.17
Nissin Foods USA Makes a Historic Recipe Change to Improve its Iconic Cup Noodles® Product Lineup
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