Noodles & Company
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|Founded||1995 in Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado|
|Key people||Aaron Kennedy (Chairman)
Kevin Reddy (President & CEO)
Keith Kinsey (COO)
Paul Strasen (EVP & General Counsel)
& Other food products
|Revenue||$200 million USD|
Noodles & Company (sometimes referred to as Noodles) is a chain of fast casual restaurants located in parts of the United States specializing in proprietary and regionally popular pasta bowls inspired from worldwide cuisine (Mac & Cheese, Pad Thai, et al.) all made-to-order.
The company is privately held, with Catterton Partners. recently purchasing a controlling stake. Founder Aaron Kennedy opened the first location in Cherry Creek, Colorado in 1995. The central office is located in Broomfield, Colorado.
Founder Aaron Kennedy registered The Noodle Shop Colorado in 1995 and opened the first Noodles & Company in the Cherry Creek Neighborhood of Denver with the second location opening in Madison, Wisconsin a year later.
The concept is based upon Fusion cuisine taking advantage of the ubiquity of noodle and pasta dishes throughout the world.
The menu is divided into three categories—Asian, Mediterranean and American—each containing specific pasta, soup and salad choices. Proteins (e.g. Beef, Chicken, Tofu) can be added at an additional charge. Most locations also offer sandwiches and alcoholic beverages.
Noodles & Company has 300 locations in 20 U.S. states.
- "Noodles & Company Announces New Franchise Development Deal". Retrieved 2011-04-10.
- "Noodles & Company "About"". Retrieved 2011-04-10.