Mr Lee’s are now officially producing our award-winning noodles on 3 continents (Australia, Europe and the USA). Our production facilities in the US went live last month and we are excited to announce we have launched in Whole Foods Market nationally, with our Coconut Chicken Curry, Tai Chi Chicken, Hong Kong Street-Style Beef and Zen Garden Vegetable Miso.
If you do not know that already, our noodles are uniquely crafted from authentic recipes and our pots are proudly packed in sunny California.
“This is a huge milestone expansion for us. I can still remember over 4 years ago when I told the first team members this brand will be "going global not local" and we hadn't even made our first cup of noodles!” - said Damien Lee, Founder and CEO of Mr Lee’s.
Find our delicious products on Whole Foods (Asian Soups & Noodles Aisle) and search for your nearest store! For those of you in the US unable to get to a Whole Foods store right now, we’re also selling on our online store.
We have also become a member of the Specialty Food Association, a trade association representing specialty food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs, as well as distributors, retailers, and others involved in the specialty food trade. More information can be found here.
Help on the frontline during Covid-19
When the coronavirus pandemic struck the UK and Australia hard at the beginning of April we launched our “When you Buy, We Give” campaign. For every case of noodles bought on our website during April, May and June, we were donating a cup of noodles to hospitals, charities and medical centres in the UK and foodbanks in Australia.
Only throughout April and May we’ve given away over 15,000 cups between the UK and Australia, with plenty more to come!
Damien Lee, the Founder and CEO of Mr Lee’s has also personally donated some noodles to support the specific hospitals he’s been treated in recently.
He said: “During these unprecedented times, we want to support frontline staff who are working relentlessly to keep us safe and help foodbanks struggling to provide food during this crisis. We want to contribute in as much as we can.”
We have also donated thousands of noodles to good causes - read more here
On the Big Screen
Damien and his family have also recently taken part in Rich House, Poor House where they swap houses and lifestyle with another family. The programme aired on Channel 5 in the UK. One thing the family took away from their experience was just how expensive it can be to eat healthy. When Damien was first diagnosed with cancer he realised how important eating healthily was, which led to the development of Mr Lee’s Noodles. This experience has shown him the importance of making healthy nutritious food available to all, which has spurred new product development ideas here at HQ! You can watch it here
We really hope you’re all safe and well whether you’re staying home or out doing important work during this really uncertain time for us all. We want you to know that we’ve taken steps to keep our staff safe and we are all home working, our noodles are in great supply and we’re working hard to improve our online sales resources to get them to you as quickly as possible.