OUR FOUNDER, MOMOFUKU ANDO There is only one company that can rightfully claim the Pinnacle of Noodledom. 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.