Giant Japanese instant cup-noodle manufacturer Acecook is to open Vietnam’s first instant-noodle buffet restaurant at Aeon Hai Phong.
Called ‘Acecook Noodles Cup Buffet’, the store allows customers to create and mix instant noodles to their own preference. Customers can also customise their noodles cup design with stickers and pencil crayon provided.
Besides providing the buffet service, the store also has a dedicated display area for Acecook’s new noodles range as part of its marketing plan. The store is scheduled to launch on December 19.
“This is also a tribute to the companionship and support of customers for Acecook Vietnam over the past 25 years,” said Kajiwara Junichi, general director at Acecook Vietnam. “I hope the restaurant will be an attractive destination for our customers, who love instant cup noodles and want to experience new things.”
The launch is part of Acecook’s strategy to increase the cup noodles sales in the country. According to Nikkei, the Japanese instant-noodle maker aims to achieve about 350 million servings by 2022. Acecook estimates cup noodles will account for 9 per cent of its sales in the country by then.
Prior to creating the instant-noodle buffet concept, Acecook Vietnam entered the retail market with its Japanese restaurant chain Ringer Hut.