How Instant Noodles Became an Overnight Success

Great Big Story takes looks at how Japanese inventor and business man Momofuku Ando created the extremely popular instant noodles, which became an overnight success.

Most people associate ramen with broke college students, but the story behind these instant noodles is far more surprising. The instant dinner is the brainchild of Momofuku Ando, a Japanese businessman who was on a mission to solve a post-WWII hunger crisis.