April 08, 2009 // Franchising.com // Powell, Ohio. — 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 first Powell restaurant and 15th location in Ohio on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at Sawmill Parkway and Powell Road.
As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, April 16 to benefit athletic programs at Olentangy Liberty High School. The athletic department at Olentangy Liberty High School believes well-organized sports programs assists in student expression, mental alertness and physical growth. From 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be used to support the high school's athletic department.
"We're excited about our growth as a company nationwide and in Ohio," 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 the athletic programs at Olentangy Liberty High School through our grand opening activities."
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.