Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Noodles & Company franchise cost?

The estimated initial investment for a Noodles & Company franchise is between $747,000 and $1,423,000 per restaurant1. This estimate includes the $35,000 franchise fee due to the franchisor. Ongoing expenses include a 3% marketing fee and 5% royalty fees. For more information about financial investment, please reach out to our team.

Do I have to work in the restaurant?

Some franchise partners, whether investing as an individual or a group, do not act as the day-to-day operator of their Noodles & Company franchise. Creating partnerships and building a team is critical. We encourage our franchise partners to assemble a team with the right skills and resources to develop and operate multiple restaurants. If you are interested in working with an operating partner, we’d love to have a conversation with you about your goals.

Is there a limit on how many Noodles & Company restaurants I can develop?

We are currently only offering development agreements. A development agreement would typically include a minimum of three (3) locations, and up to twenty (20), based on the size of the market and territory being developed. The actual size and scope of the development agreement will vary based on certain conditions, such as the market size and the franchisee’s financial and operational abilities.

How do you help with training employees?

We provide robust, hands-on training for you and your employees. You will receive hands-on franchise training at the home office and your restaurant. Your general manager will go through six weeks of training at our company restaurants to ensure they’re ready to lead your team. For your first two locations, we will send our experienced trainers to your stores for three weeks to help onboard your hires.

What kind of marketing support does Noodles offer?

Noodles & Company regularly engages in a national marketing campaign and we’re active on corporate social media channels to drive attention to the brand. Additionally, we provide you with content and creative assets to help you develop localized marketing campaigns and brand awareness in your region. Contact us for additional paid advertising services directly through corporate to assist you in getting the most from your budget.

Do you provide financing?

No, we currently do not have an arrangement with a bank or lender for preferred financing options.


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