Much-Loved Ramen Chain Ippudo to Expand Across America

May 15, 2017

The noodle purveyor plans to open 300 locations outside of Japan by 2025

Ippudo, the ramen chain that’s drawn long lines in New York City ever since it opened in 2008, has major expansion plans in store for America. According to Bloomberg, the brand “is targeting the U.S. in a global push,” thanks to funds raised from a recent IPO and a U.S. partnership with Panda Restaurant Group Inc., which (no surprise here) operates the popular fast-food chain Panda Express. The chain had already announced plans to expand to San Francisco and Berkeley, and now confirms it has three more