Ramen and beef ramen are two of the most popular dishes at Buffalo’s popular Ramen Noodle House.
But the Ramen barbershop isn’t exactly the best-kept secret in Buffalo.
In fact, it has been around since the early 1970s.
Owner Robert Siegel’s father started making ramen noodle soup in his family’s shop in 1953.
The family would make it for dinner once a week and the broth would be served hot.
After his father died, Siegel went to work in a meatpacking plant in Rochester, New York.
By the time he retired, the business had grown to over 1,200 employees.
The Siegel family expanded the business and expanded the Ramnows Ramen to its current location in downtown Buffalo in 1975.
Today, the Ramens is one of the biggest ramen chains in the United States, with about 5,000 employees and about 200 restaurants in more than 20 states.