March 24, 2009 // Franchising.com // Alexandria, VA. — Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant that serves a balanced menu of freshly sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, will open its second Alexandria restaurant and 13th location in Virginia on Friday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 7702 Richmond Highway in Mt. Vernon Plaza.
As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, April 2 to benefit West Potomac High School (www.fcps.edu/WestPotomacHS). West Potomac High School's mission is to educate students for lifelong productive participation in a democratic society.
From 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be used to support two major West Potomac High School projects: an instructional Leadership Conference program and a beautification project for the school.
"We're excited about our growth as a company nationwide and in Virginia," said Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company. "It's a priority for us to give back to our local communities, and we are pleased to be able to support West Potomac High School through our grand opening activities."
Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or faxin orders also are available. Guests may reach the new Noodles & Company by calling 703-718- 2126 or faxing 703-718-2128.
Colorado-based 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 serves a balanced selection of Asian, Mediterranean and American inspired noodle dishes, soups and salads.
Its craveable menu is made only with fresh and wholesome ingredients. Every bowl is prepared to order in about five minutes with only the best noodles and pasta, fresh vegetables, authentic herbs and spices, artisan sauces and grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or organic tofu.
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 customizable food choices to meet their own balanced diet and needs. In recognition of its commitment to health and nutrition, Health magazine named Noodles & Company one of America's Healthiest Fast-Food restaurants in 2008 and 2009.
Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open seven days a week in more than 205 locations in 18 states.