Global instant ramen leader Nissin Foods to add operations in Greenville, S.C

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GREENVILLE, S.C. - Nov. 9, 2023 - PRLog -- Nissin Foods (, a global leader in producing premium, instant ramen products, has announced plans to expand its U.S. footprint by establishing new operations in Greenville County, South Carolina to meet surging demand from customers. The company's planned $228 million investment will create over 300 new jobs.

"Nissin Foods has seen sustained sales growth year-over-year, especially over the last five years, driven by unprecedented demand for our products," said Nissin Foods President and CEO Michael Price (  "As we developed the company's expansion plans, we determined early on that Greenville, South Carolina was the ideal location for our newest manufacturing facility."

Headquartered in Tokyo, Nissin Foods was established in 1958 in Japan by Momofuku Ando, who invented the first instant ramen noodle inspired by his belief that "peace will come to the world when there is enough food." In 1972, Nissin Foods USA opened its first plant in Gardena, California, thereby introducing ramen noodles to American consumers.

"Greenville is among the fastest growing manufacturing cities in the country, and many other top brands are produced there," added Price. "In addition to being a significant milestone in Nissin's history, this investment will allow us to optimize production capabilities, grow the organization, bring jobs to the community and continue to fortify our innovation pipeline."

Launched in 1971 in Japan, Cup Noodles debuted in the U.S. in 1973, revolutionizing the food industry by creating a product that could package, prepare, and serve noodles all in one. For 65 years, Nissin Foods has created delicious and convenient Asian-inspired meals at an affordable value.

"Congratulations to Nissin Foods and Greenville County on bringing over 300 new jobs to South Carolina," said South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ( "This collaboration provides additional opportunities for Nissin Foods to serve its worldwide customer base while contributing to the Greenville community."

With a large and growing brand portfolio that includes Cup Noodles®, Top Ramen®, Top Ramen® Bowl, Cup Noodles® Stir Fry®, Chow Mein, Hot & Spicy Bowl and Fire Wok, the company corporate philosophy embraces a commitment to taste, convenience, and quality.

"Greenville County welcomes Nissin Foods as it establishes its Southeastern manufacturing presence in Greenville County," said Greenville County Council Chairman and Greenville Area Development Corporation Board Member Dan Tripp ( "The company is a global leader in producing ramen products including Cup Noodles, Top Ramen and other delicious and convenient favorites enjoyed worldwide. We welcome Nissin Foods to our international community of companies and advanced manufacturing ecosystem."

Operations are expected to be online in August 2025. Individuals interested in joining the Nissin Foods team should visit the company's careers page (
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