Ramen oodles of noodles swell $300M in Bexar CountyRamen oodles of noodles swell $300M in Bexar Countyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=44452014-04-17T09:56:00Z2014-04-10T00:00:00Z

VON ORMY, BEXAR COUNTY - Maruchan Texas, maker of ramen noodles, has opened its $300 million, 510,000-sf factory on Fischer Rd. in Southwest Bexar County. Maruchan is dedicated to turning out tons of the high protein noodles.

"People love ramen in Texas,” said Maruchan Sales Coordination Manager Mark Horikawa. “We're happy to be here." Maruchan's biggest consumer in the United States is Texas.

Mexico is also a huge consumer of the product, making its location in San Antonio ideal.

The plant is employing about 200 people today and expects to employ some 600 in the coming 18 months.

The South Side plant will be the fourth U.S.-based factory for Maruchan. Eventually, the plant plans to crank out an estimated 1.8 million packages of food a day.

This is Maruchan’s first plant opening in 20 years.

Maruchan Texas is a unit of Maruchan Incorporated. Ramen noodles originated in China, but Maruchan is based in Japan. The company says the largest market for ramen noodles today is South Korea.

Listen to Podcast 212 for this story and see this link for Ramen recipes.

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