Ramen noodles are a popular Chinese snack item.
But the food chain is also seeking to compete with the likes of Chipotle, Panera Bread, and Taco Bell in the Chinese market.
Reuters/Kim Kyung-HoonRamen noodles have long been a staple in Chinese homes.
The noodles, which are commonly referred to as krispy rice, are boiled in broth and then wrapped in a doughy and soft tortilla, which is then dipped in a sweet dipping sauce.
The dish has become a popular snack in China, where many are accustomed to the taste of the rice.
The snack is also known for its low cost and long shelf life.
But while the noodles are sold in the country’s cities, the food giant is focusing on expanding its footprint in the rural areas, Reuters reported.
The company will purchase chips and coins vending machines, which use chips and silver coins.
Ramen’s move comes just a few months after the chain announced a partnership with the Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
The partnership, which started in November, is the first between a Chinese telecom and a U.S. technology company.