5 Ways the Noodles & Company Franchise Stands Out

Franchise Insights | Dec 12, 2021

Exterior of a Noodles & Company franchise with red umbrellas and patio seating

With a differentiated menu, popular concept, and streamlined processes, the Noodles & Company franchise is a favorite of savvy investors looking for a best-in-class restaurant business. After more than 25 years in business, we know what it takes to continuously adapt with customer demand while staying true to the qualities that made us famous, like our delicious noodle-based dishes. Find out how we stand out in the restaurant franchise industry and why franchisees choose us over competitors.

1. Unique Menu and Flavors

The Noodles & Company franchise has earned itself a reputation as the go-to spot for the whole family by serving something everyone loves. Noodles and pasta are universally loved dishes with ties to cultures all over the world. From the Pad Thai of Thailand to the penne of Italy, we’ve taken inspiration from global cuisines made with our own special recipes guests can’t find anywhere else.

Our Noodles & Company franchise owners benefit from offering guests unique options and healthy alternatives not often seen in fast-casual restaurants. Noodles’ culinary team continuously invents ways to improve our offerings and differentiate our restaurant, such as introducing industry-first Cauliflower Rigatoni and Zoodles, putting us ahead of the trend. We’ve also added fresh salads on our menus to the delight of our fans. With a diverse menu, our tickets most often include multiple orders and we’re able to capture the same guests over and over again.

2. In-Demand, Fast-Casual Concept

Fast-casual concepts quickly rocketed to lead the restaurant scene. The Noodles & Company franchise is strategically positioned at the intersection of quality and convenience, serving fresh food in as little as five minutes.

According to Global Newswire, the fast-casual restaurant market is set to grow by $28.80 billion before 2025. This is partly attributed to the new way consumers dine. Following the pandemic, many consumers still choose off premises dining options, a trend fast-casual spots like the Noodles franchise were prepared for. Combine that with the more affordable options and convenient ordering, and you have a winning formula.

3. Use Tech to Your Advantage

Noodles & Company franchise owners use technology to improve the guest experience, reduce labor waste, track metrics, and so much more. This includes our loyalty program with more than 3.8 million users who use the app to order ahead, earn rewards, and keep up to date on our latest offerings. Online and app ordering enables our franchisees to capture more customers throughout the day and promotes off premise dining. Guests can streamline their experience at our restaurants by ordering for take-out and curbside pickup online or via the app. Our native, cutting-edge app can even notify the restaurant when the customer arrives to ensure speedy delivery and a seamless customer experience from start to finish.

Our smart systems incorporate industry-best tech designed to keep our restaurants running smoothly. Scheduling technology reduces labor waste, an integrated POS tracks inventory and metrics, and online portals help with training new employees. This future-minded approach helps our franchisees keep organized and improve efficiencies in all departments.

4. We Put People First

Since the start, we’ve placed culture at the top of our list of priorities. As we grow, we put great care into maintaining a culture of kindness that extends from our corporate office to each of our restaurants. To help maintain this carefully cultivated culture, we pay close attention during our vetting process to see which franchisees fit into our system. Our ideal franchisees share our business ethics, mission, and values. This helps keep our culture consistent while providing genuine value to communities everywhere.

5. Customer-Friendly Formats

Our franchisees are able to fit our restaurants into favorable locations with flexible footprints ranging between 1,600 and 2,200 sq.ft. You’ll also have the option to add on a patio if your space allows it, giving you the ability to host more guests throughout the day. Guests also love our pickup windows, making it easier for them to grab their food to go. Designated pickup spots for delivery also make the ordering process smooth while reducing congestion in the restaurant.

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Ready to learn more about the benefits of owning a Noodles & Company franchise? Get in touch with our team. We have multi-unit opportunities with ability to grow in your preferred region. Claim your new restaurant now.

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