Tarhana is a food product known all over Turkey. 'Maraş tarhana' is a food product that is diversified with many methods and contents and becomes unique to the region and consumed by the wide public. With this consumption, ‘Maraş tarhana’ stands out as a local product. Thanks to this feature, the product reached its geographical mark which is very important for the gastronomy world in July 2010. In this study, the historical development process and characteristics and future of Maraş tarhanas, which are now being exported outside the city limits, are examined. Advances in the historical process have been demonstrated through observations of local people and qualitative interviews with employees of certain institutions. In addition to being a source of livelihood, it has been shown that Maraş tarhana not only has a historical accumulation but also continues to maintain the ethnic-cultural element of the region.