100% of Sales Fundraiser Wednesday, March 12, 4 – 9 p.m. for Thomas Worthington High School Teacher's Tanzanian Mission
March 11, 2008 // Franchising.com // Columbus, OH.— Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired eatery that serves freshly sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American noodle bowls, soups and salads like Japanese Pan Noodles, Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, will open Thursday, March 13 at 5032 N. High Street at Graceland Blvd. in Clintonville.
Continuing its tradition of nourishing and inspiring individuals in the communities it serves, Noodles & Company is partnering with Thomas Worthington High School student council to raise money for Mr. Doug Buckley's five-year Tanzanian mission. "Buckleys in Tanzania, a Partnership for Change" will begin this summer when the school year is complete. He and his family will embark on a mission to transform Tanzanian communities with love and good deeds through sustainable community development projects such as an emerging clean water initiative with Thirst Relief International.
"We felt an instant connection with Noodles & Company because of its commitment to the community," said Buckley. "The company is living up to its 'nourish and inspire' mission. We are grateful to the student council for their support of our mission and Noodles & Company's generosity through the 100% of sales fundraiser this Wednesday night."
Buckley, a Clintonville native, has been teaching English at Thomas Worthington High School for eight years. His career-long commitment to the Clintonville community combined with his work with Student Advocates for International Peace several years ago led to his interest in East Africa and ultimately, this five-year mission with his family to Tanzania. For more information visit www.dougandlyndi.com or http://havenofpeace.wordpress.com/
"Clintonville is full of busy people who truly appreciate fresh food, good balance and global flavors. We're delighted to join the community and support Thomas Worthington High School and Doug Buckley's Tanzanian mission," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. The 2,900-square-foot restaurant is the company's sixth in Columbus. Noodles & Company plans to open three more locations throughout Columbus this year, including one in Tuttle Crossing this summer.
At Noodles & Company, there are no freezers, no microwaves, and no can openers – only fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu and sautéed pastas, all prepared to order in minutes. From healthy to indulgent and spicy to comforting, Noodles & Company's favorites include Japanese Pan Noodles, Thai Curry Soup, Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese. The restaurant blends its global influence with quick, convenient and welcoming service, honest value, and a comfortable atmosphere where everyone feels at home.
Noodles & Company's Good Balance education program helps guests make tailored food choices to suit their needs by sharing nutritional information and suggesting how to control calories, fat and sodium, increase daily fiber intake, dine vegetarian, manage allergies, achieve good balance for kids and more.
Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Convenient carry-out via counter, phone-in or fax-in order also is available. Customers may reach Noodles & Company in Clintonville by calling 614.468.0600 or faxing 614.781.0723. Ben Pryor, a long-time Noodles & Company team member, will be the restaurant's general manager. To learn more about Noodles & Company, please visit www.noodles.com.