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Noodles and Company

Fast casual chain specializing in noodle dishes.

520 Zang St.
Broomfield, CO 80021
Employees: 10,600
Interim CEO: Dave Boennighausen
Stock Symbol: NDLS

Website: http://www.noodles.com

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Noodles & Company's is a fast-casual restaurant chain featuring a globally inspired menu of more than 25 fresh, customizable noodle bowls, salads, soups and sandwiches that are prepared quickly using quality ingredients.

Popular dishes include Macaroni and Cheese, Penne Rosa and Pad Thai. In February, the chain introduced Thai Green Curry with Shrimp and Pork or Chicken Adobo.

There were 532 locations at the end of 2016 but the company says it will close 55 underperforming restaurants this year.

In 2016, the company reported revenues of $487.5 million, a 7% increase, and net loss of $71.6 million.

Noodles and Co. plans to open 14 to 17 new restaurants in 2017.


The company was founded in 1995 by Aaron Kennedy in Colorado with the idea of serving fresh food fast. The first location opened in Denver with a second location in Madison, WI a year later.

Private equity investors purchased most of the company in 2010.

Noodles and Company went public in June 2013 at $18 per share and raised $97.2 million.


Noodles & Company offers a full benefits package to salaried team members including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance and more.

· 10 paid days off during first five years of service
· 8 paid holidays plus five paid health days
· Food discounts

Updated March 1, 2017