Noodles & Company Franchise Blog

  1. A picture of the exterior of a Noodles & Company franchise at night, with a string of lights on the awning Franchise Insights

    Is Your Market Right for a Noodles & Company Franchise?

    As Noodles & Company continues to expand, we’re looking for experienced franchise owners in fresh territories who want to grow with us. But is your market right for a Noodles & Company franchise? See how Noodles can fit into many types of communities and how we choose the best communities for our restaurant franchises. Find…

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    How the Noodles & Company Franchise Uses Technology to Grow

    Noodles & Company employs best-in-class technology to create operational efficiencies that help our franchise partners reduce labor waste, track key metrics, and so much more. Our focus on cutting-edge innovation has strengthened our position as a leading fast-casual franchise, enabling our franchise partners to stay ahead of the curve. Learn how technology impacts our franchise…

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  3. A father, a mother, and a little girl dine at a Noodles & Company franchise restaurant Franchise Insights

    Why Guests Love Noodles & Company Franchises

    With restaurants all across the U.S., Noodles & Company has become a national favorite for foodies and entrepreneurs looking for a unique food franchise. Featuring a diverse menu full of flavor, customer-friendly operations, and fresh ingredients guests can taste, your future Noodles & Company franchise is positioned to earn loyal guests in your community. Learn…

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  4. A variety of Noodles & Company pasta dishes including Cauliflower Rigatoni Franchise Insights

    Why Noodles Works with Your Restaurant Franchise Portfolio

    Owning restaurant franchises can be a fantastic way to diversify your franchise portfolio and add exciting options to the markets you serve. Noodles & Company can be the perfect addition thanks to our diverse menu, flexible footprints, and convenient operations. See what makes Noodles & Company such an enticing opportunity for restaurant franchise owners. Unique…

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  5. Noodles & Company franchise team member holds up a takeout order Franchise Insights

    Why Fast-Casual is the Future of Food Franchising

    Fast-casual restaurants represent one of the fastest growing segments in the industry, winning over customers with convenience, quality, and budget-friendly options. As the restaurant industry returns to normalcy following a tumultuous few years, fast-casual franchises continue to trend upward and reach record-high sales. Find out what else makes fast-casual restaurants a customer-favorite and a smart…

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    Meet the Noodles & Company Franchise Team

    The Noodles & Company corporate team is filled with experienced restaurant professionals who possess the knowledge and expertise to drive long-term franchise growth. Innovators, strategic planners, and big thinkers, our restaurant franchise team has big plans for the future. Get to know some of our executive team to see who you’ll have in your corner…

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  7. See why restaurant franchise owners must be financially ready, eager to learn, and driven to do well for their businesses. Franchise Insights

    What it Takes to Own a Noodles & Company Franchise

    Investing in a multi-unit franchise comes with unparalleled support, access to a proven system, and a robust customer base. As an existing operator, you understand what it takes to make a restaurant franchise a success, and we have the tools to help you perfect your processes and scale your growth. A Noodles & Company franchise…

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  8. Noodles & Company employee serves unique noodles dishes to family of four Franchise Insights

    5 Things to Look for in a Restaurant Franchise

    When compared to a startup business, franchises have a few things going for them. Franchise owners have a support system from the very beginning, a proven concept, and an established presence in the market. Here at Noodles & Company, we’ve made it our mission to support franchise owners in any way possible. What else should you look…

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  9. “We're not a regional brand, fad, or trend but an established business with guests that connect deeply with our brand," said John Ramsay, Noodle & Company’s VP of Franchise Sales in a recent interview with FastCasual.com. Inspired by the individuality, creativity, and cultural heritage of cuisines from around the world, each one of our dishes is handmade and served fresh. For nearly 30 years, Noodles & Company has acted as the perfect place to get together with loved ones and share a moment around the table. Learn how we got our start and how you can become a part of where we’re headed next. [H2] Get to Know the Noodles & Company Franchise [H3] A Brand People Know and Love While walking down the streets of New York's Greenwich Village in 1993, Aaron Kennedy was inspired by the city’s array of food options, including authentic Thai noodle shops. He quickly realized that there was an untapped market for high-quality, authentic noodle dishes that were influenced cultural cuisines from all over. After relocating to the Denver area and partnering with a chef, the first Noodles & Company restaurant opened in October 1995. [H3] Prioritizing Best Practices While our recipes may be tried and true, the key to a successful restaurant franchise is to always understand how the market is changing and be willing to adapt. Over the past two years, the pandemic has had a big impact on the restaurant franchise industry. From the growth of third-party delivery apps to off-premises dining, customers are changing the way they order and enjoy food. Noodles & Company has stayed ahead of trends and managed to grow throughout varied economies by prioritizing the customer experience. We offer takeout, curbside pickup, pickup windows, and direct delivery to ensure our guests can access our fresh food their way. We’ve also continually updated our menu to include unique flavors and healthy options, like industry-first zoodle dishes. [H3] Looking Towards the Future After spending several years perfecting our operations systems, our current growth strategy involves helping franchise partners tap into new and growing markets. The Noodles & Company franchise is the only national brand of its kind that offers noodle dishes from around the world in a fast-casual setting. With virtually no direct competitors on our scale, Noodles & Company offers franchise partners a unique opportunity in a popular but differentiated category. "We don't have to educate guests on our menu or who we are in new markets because we have such a unique offering that is easy to understand," said Ramsay. Throughout 2022 and the next several years, we’re looking for entrepreneurs who are eager to enter the right markets where robust opportunities for new growth are present. Our ideal candidate is someone with established roots in the market and who is prepared to open multiple locations in their territory. [H2] Grow with Noodles & Company With an innovative menu, affordable investment plan, and a strong guest base, we’re leading the way in the fast-casual franchise space. Ready to become a part of our growth? Get in touch with our team to get started. Success Stories

    The Noodles & Company Franchise Story

    “We’re not a regional brand, fad, or trend but an established business with guests that connect deeply with our brand,” said John Ramsay, Noodle & Company’s VP of Franchise Sales in a recent interview with FastCasual.com. Inspired by the individuality, creativity, and cultural heritage of cuisines from around the world, each one of our dishes…

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