How Noodles & Company Supports Franchise Owners

Franchise Insights | Jan 1, 2022

Noodles & Company manager speaks with employees during training session

It’s long been said that the best part about franchising is that you get to be in business for yourself but never by yourself. Franchises give you an extra level of training and support you wouldn’t get when you start a business independently.

At the Noodles & Company franchise, we look for franchise partners who share our core values, exhibit business acumen, and have prior restaurant experience. While restaurant operations experience is expected, we still help our partners be the best Noodles & Company franchise owners they can be by providing robust training and ongoing support systems. See how we do it.

Support for Every Stage of Your Restaurant Franchise Journey

Comprehensive Franchise Training

It’s true that practice makes perfect, especially in the restaurant franchise industry.

To make sure your grand opening (and every day after) goes smoothly, Noodles & Company franchise owners must first visit a training restaurant. There, they’ll get hands-on experience, advice from other owners, and a better sense of how day-to-day operations run.

Onboarding franchise owners will also undergo iPad-based training modules and be granted access to Noodles Learning Management System.

Real Estate & Development

Location will have a huge impact on the success of a restaurant franchise owner’s business, which is why we help every onboarding franchisee try to find the perfect spot for their restaurant. By considering demographic data and the franchise owner’s personal knowledge of the area, we assist with:

  • Site selection & lease review
  • Design details & conceptual layout
  • Access to digital project management system
  • Complete construction timeline & cost estimates
  • National equipment purchasing

Operations Support

As a national restaurant franchise, we understand what methods and processes work best for our industry. We use this knowledge to set franchise owners up for growth by providing the systems and support needed to thrive. Whether a Noodles & Company franchise partner needs help analyzing their area’s demographics or support while planning their grand opening, we’ll be there every step of the way.

We also provide our franchise partners with guidance from dedicated business consultants, as well as regular visits to help them identify areas for improvement.

National & Local Marketing

Arguably the most difficult part of any new business is letting people know who you are and what you do. But as a national franchise with a dedicated customer base, the Noodles & Company name is known and loved throughout the United States.

However, we understand that it’s always possible to build on a new franchise’s demand, which is why we provide extensive marketing support and materials, including:

  • Data-driven national marketing campaigns
  • Increased brand awareness through customer engagement
  • Guidance on building community relationships through local partnerships

Grow with a Noodles & Company Franchise

At Noodles & Company, we provide robust, hands-on training for all of our restaurant franchise partners. Get in touch with our team to learn how you can get started with a Noodles & Company franchise of your own.


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