How You Can Benefit From Noodles’ Award-Winning Leadership

Franchise Insights | Apr 4, 2023

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After more than 27 years in the fast-casual restaurant industry, we know what it takes to grow a flourishing business. From innovative technology and record-breaking franchise growth to making headlines and leading the franchising marketing industry as a whole; learn how the stellar leadership experience of the Noodles & Company’s franchise team provides significant benefits for franchisees.


Noodles & Company’s executive leadership and franchise teams boast some of the best minds in the business, including franchise veterans with impressive, proven records of growing national and international brands. Their achievements have not gone unnoticed, with Entrepreneur Magazine recognizing Noodles’ Stacey Pool as one of the 50 Franchise CMOs Who Are Changing the Game, for her influential marketing strategies.

In addition to marketing expertise, Noodles & Company’s VP of Franchise Sales, John Ramsay, brings over 30 years of Franchise and Development experience to the table. Since joining Noodles & Company in November 2020, Ramsay has helped grow the Noodles family to over 93 franchise units in addition to the 360 company-owned locations amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Chief Operating Officer Brad West comes with over 40 years of fast-casual expertise and along with Noodles’ Carly Habein, VP of Franchise Operations, and are both driving innovation in operations and training to create best-in-class, replicable systems that benefit our franchise partners. It’s under this type of skilled leadership that Noodles has been ahead of the curve with technology and the streamlining of cumbersome and multiple systems.

Simply put, Noodles has been able to link the back-of-the-house systems, front-of-the-house systems, online ordering, app ordering, Internet access, and labor scheduling – all into an all-inclusive package. The result is a sophisticated and seamless service that checks all the boxes for support, maintenance, replacements, upgrades, and more.


At Noodles & Company, we understand the importance of solid leadership and a commitment to values in building a successful brand. With our cutting-edge technology and proven operational models, we’ve made franchise ownership more accessible than ever before. But it’s our leadership team that truly sets us apart. Their expert guidance has led our franchise partners to incredible financial success, with average unit volumes surpassing $1.3 million last year and on track to reach $1.4 million this year.

Our achievements haven’t gone unnoticed. In fact, top publications such as Forbes, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, QSR, and Franchise Times have recognized Noodles & Company as a leader in restaurant development. And it won’t stop there. We’re dedicated to continued growth – and we want you to be a part of it.


As a Noodles & Company franchise partner, you’ll have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise from seasoned restaurant professionals who know how to drive long-term growth. If you’re an entrepreneur with a passion for the industry or someone with multi-unit aspirations, we want to hear from you. Let’s start your journey to success together.

Schedule a call with us today to secure your territory!


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