Noodles & Company has launched a multi-unit franchise growth initiative to increase its presence in southern and southwestern markets including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Texas. With plans to expand an off-premise oriented footprint perfectly suited for today’s consumer environment, this expansion will be fueled by company locations, existing franchisees as well as potential new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners.
“Noodles is well positioned and primed for an aggressive franchise growth strategy,” said Vice President of Franchise Development, John Ramsay. “As a leader in the fast-casual space, Noodles & Company stands out to franchise partners because we offer an innovative menu, a competitive investment, and a brand that’s really unlike any other. Further differentiating the Noodles franchise opportunity is our successful model for off-premise dining, distinctive store designs featuring smaller footprint units, pickup windows for digital orders where feasible, more efficient value-engineered equipment packages and streamlined operational procedures. The brand has successfully demonstrated its ability to adapt and is perfectly suited for today’s consumer environment.”
“The restaurants that we have opened over the past two years have been our best performing vintage of restaurants in the company’s history,” added Ramsay. “We’re confident that Noodles & Company is poised for success in our key markets and excited to grow our presence in these new communities.”