How Noodles’ Flexible Footprint Benefits Franchisees

Franchise Insights | Mar 3, 2023

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A Noodles & Company franchise’s flexible footprint and adaptable business model provides entrepreneurs with a range of benefits that can help drive revenue, reduce costs, and improve the overall customer experience. Learn how our innovative fast-casual concept allows our franchisees to enjoy these perks and adapt to an ever-changing landscape.


Noodles & Company’s restaurants are designed to be adjustable to the changing marketplace, customer needs and franchise investment sizes. Our adaptable and flexible business model allows for a variety of real estate options such as freestanding buildings, end-cap units and in-line units in shopping centers to locations with smaller footprints that focus on delivery, catering and order pick-up.

This allows our franchisees to choose the best location and footprint for their business based on local market conditions, traffic patterns and other factors.  Additionally, franchisees have more options for finding a location that fits their budget and reduces the need for expensive buildouts.


For franchisees with sites in high delivery & take-out trade areas, Noodles & Company’s flexible design has the potential for lower upfront investment costs. Franchisees can choose a smaller footprint than traditional restaurant franchise concepts. Flexible footprints range from 1,800 to 2,700 sq. ft. with options for features like a pickup window & outdoor patio.

Noodles & Company’s flexible footprint also allows franchisees to offer catering services for events and meetings. This provides an additional revenue stream for franchisees and helps to build brand awareness in the local community.


Another aspect of Noodles & Company’s flexibility is our menu. We offer a wide variety of dishes that can be customized to meet individual dietary preferences and restrictions. Noodles & Company’s menu is also designed to be simple and streamlined, which reduces the need for a large inventory and expensive food costs. This also makes it easier for franchisees to manage their inventory and lessen waste. Coupled with the potential benefits of a smaller kitchen footprint, franchisees can find it easier to manage food prep, service and overall day-to-day operations.


Noodles & Company’s flexible model and adaptability combined with a proven economic model, strong sales and multi-unit investment opportunities give our franchisees a competitive advantage. Our cutting-edge tech, mobile app, integrated POS and labor systems further help franchisees optimize their business. To learn more about which franchise model could suit you best, schedule a time to connect with us.


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