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  1. Fast Casual

    Chipotle, Rally’s, Noodles & Company execs talk increasing drive-thru experience

    Drive-thru innovation and the customer experience was the focus of a panel discussion at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit held this month in Nashville.

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  2. NRN

    Noodles & Company ramps up franchising again

    John Ramsay, the chain’s head of franchise sales, discusses expansion plans.

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  3. NRN

    How restaurant franchising is becoming more inclusive

    The industry is rolling out programs to attract women and people of color into franchising. For women and people of color, the path to restaurant franchise ownership is more open than ever before.

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  4. QSR

    The Man Behind Noodles & Company’s Growth Surge

    John Ramsay, VP of Franchise Sales at Noodles & Company, has spent more than three decades in the restaurant industry. He’s not only found a home at the national fast casual; he’s ready to turn a multi-year sales surge into significant expansion.

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    The Site Selection Process Has Changed

    Site selection, like everything else in the restaurant industry (and world), has completely changed since the start of the pandemic. Gone are the days of building brand-new, massive restaurants adjacent to entertainment centers for the best results. Now, second-generation, smaller sites chosen using state-of-the-art data are the way of the future and leading to higher…

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  6. Franchise Times, Noodles News

    Simplicity Wins Over Warner Foods in Large Noodles & Company Deal

    The acquisition of 15 corporate-owned Noodles & Company restaurants in California—all of the brand’s stores in the state—was a key factor in Warner Foods signing a large multi-unit development deal with the fast-casual pasta chain, said Eddie Nieves. “Because it’s always better if you can start with at least a small foundation,” he said. “Our…

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  7. QSR

    Noodles & Company Inks 55-Unit Agreement in California

    One franchisee will take over all franchise stores in California. Noodles & Company today announced a partnership with Warner Foods, which operates over 150 Jack in the Box, Black Bear Diner, and Panera Bread restaurants, as its new exclusive franchise partner for the state of California. With a 12-year growth plan commitment, Warner Foods, which will operate as NorCal Noodles, LLC (NorCal Noodles)…

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  8. QSR

    WOWorks and Noodles & Company Adopt Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership Program

    The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) announced WOWorks and Noodles & Company are the first restaurant franchise companies to adopt the Pathways to Black Franchise Ownership program.

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  9. QSR

    QSR August 2021 Publication

    These 15 chains sat just the outside the 50 in 2020, ready to make a run and break through.

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