In 1958, Momofuku Ando invented "CHICKEN RAMEN ™", the world's first instant noodle product. His achievement brought a revolution in culinary culture. In 1971, he developed "CUP NOODLE ®", the world's first cup-type noodle product. That seed sown by Momofuku Ando has grown into an industry that supplies 91.6 billion servings annually to consumers throughout the world. In the editorial in its January 9, 2007 edition, the New York Times expressed appreciation for the achievements of "Mr. Noodles," who it said deserved an eternal place in the pantheon of human achievement.