CHIKARANOMOTO HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. engages in the operation of ramen restaurants, and production and sales of ramen noodles. It operates through the following segments: Domestic Store Operations, Overseas Store Operations, Domestic Product Sales, and Others. The Domestic Store Operations segment manages Ippudo, Ippudo Ramen Express, Gogyo, Nagashimatei and Panda Express restaurant chains in Japan. The Overseas Store Operations segment involves Ippudo, Ippudo Express, Kuro-Obi, and Gogyo restaurant chain operations internationally. The Domestic Product Sales segment manufactures and sells consumer items such as soba, ramen, and udon noodles, soup stock, and various seasonings. The Others segment includes overseas product sales, consulting and agriculture production businesses. The company was founded on October 30, 1986 and is headquartered in Fukuoka, Japan.