Restaurant company selected for industry innovation and leadership
April 22, 2008 // Franchising.com // BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant that serves a balanced menu of freshly-sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, has been named the 2007 recipient of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Denver Chapter's Emerging Company Award.
The ACG-Denver Corporate Growth Awards program is designed to acknowledge exceptional innovators and leaders within the ACG community. Each year, ACG-Denver selects nominees from its chapter for the ACG Outstanding Corporate Growth and ACG Emerging Company Awards. Noodles & Company CEO Kevin Reddy accepted the Emerging Company Award last month in Denver at the chapter's annual Rocky Mountain Corporate Growth Conference.
"On behalf of Noodles & Company, we're honored to receive this notable award that recognizes our industry-leading growth, positive financial results and commitment to excellence that begins in our restaurants with our passionate and talented team members and managers," Reddy said.
"We look forward to expanding into new markets and introducing more communities to our globally-inspired, sautéed-to-order noodle dishes; knowledgeable, friendly team members and comfortable, inviting atmosphere."
Founded in 1954, ACG is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. Today ACG stands at more than 12,000 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 53 chapters in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.ACG.org/Denver.
Noodles & Company was founded in 1995 and is the world's first quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant. From healthy to indulgent and spicy to comforting, Noodles & Company's menu features Asian, Mediterranean and American inspired noodle dishes, soups and salads. At Noodles & Company, there are no freezers, no microwaves, and no can openers – only fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu, and sautéed noodles and pasta, all prepared to order in minutes.
Noodles & Company believes you can eat well without compromising on taste or a nourishing meal. In fact, two thirds of its dishes are less than 500 calories. The company's educational Good Balance program was created to help guests make tailored food choices to meet their own balanced diet and needs. The program is supported by an in-store brochure and Web site that provide nutritional content and tips on how to manage calories, fat and sodium; increase daily fiber intake; dine vegetarian and achieve good balance for adults and kids.
Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open seven days a week in more than 170 locations in 16 states. To view a menu and nutritional information, find a location or see what else is going on in Noodleville, visit www.noodles.com.