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Hiro, Founder of Ramen Hero
Hiro, Founder of Ramen Hero
In 2015, Ramen Hero founder, Hiro Hasegawa, moved to San Francisco from Tokyo to start a business - though he wasn’t quite sure in which industry.

What Hiro did know was ramen. He was obsessed.

Even as a kid, Hiro would beg his parents to take him to ramen shops on the weekend to watch the noodles being made and of course, slurp them down.
Now in San Francisco, Hiro scoured the Bay Area searching for that comforting "umami" taste of home. He soon discovered the best ramen shops were often hard to find and required waiting in long lines. Hiro knew there had to be an easier way to get real "Honkaku" ramen in America.
And just like that, Ramen Hero was born. Many years later, our mission remains the same. To give every American the most delicious, most authentic Japanese ramen experience available anywhere. Happy slurping!