Own a Franchise With an Uncommonly Good Culture

Franchise Insights | Feb 2, 2023

Noodles & Company employee giving a take-out order to a guest through drive-thru window

At Noodles & Company, we pride ourselves on a fresh, unexpected, and human perspective that sets us apart. It’s what we call “Uncommon Goodness”, and it’s central to our guest’s experience journey. It’s also why our franchisees can expect to own so much more than just a fast-casual franchise.


A culture of caring has always been at the forefront of our priorities. And as we continue to grow and expand, so does our commitment to value, kindness, and our love of life. We love making our guests happy and championing our teams and we are looking for franchisees who do too. We understand that it’s not just about what we do – but how we do it.


The Noodles & Company family is dedicated to nourishing and inspiring every team member, guest, and community we serve by cultivating an environment where everybody can be their most authentic selves. This includes prioritizing mental health. It’s why we offer significant mental health benefits for more than 8,000 team members year-round.Mental health can have an impact on employee productivity, engagement, and overall well-being. Research shows that nearly 86 percent of employees treated for depression report improved work performance. And in some studies, absenteeism was reduced by up to 60%. Engaged employees are more present, productive, and responsive to a customer’s needs, leading to higher customer satisfaction.


We believe our neighborhoods and world can be better. We believe in caring more. And doing more. And delivering what no one else can. That’s why, in honor of Mental Wellness Month earlier this year, Noodles & Company partnered with Betterhelp, an online platform that provides access to licensed therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals. We took it a step further by offering $1 million in free online therapy, in the form of a one-month free trial, to not just our employees but also to our guests.


At Noodles & Company, we are driven to improve the fast-casual space from the inside out. Our ideal franchisees share our business ethics, mission, and values of “Uncommon Goodness”. Contact us today to learn more about how to become a Noodles & Company franchise owner.


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