Aurora, Colo. - Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant, which serves a balanced menu of freshly sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, will open its third restaurant in Aurora, and 36th location in Colorado, on Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m. The new restaurant will be located in the 10550 E. Garden Drive (Mississippi and Havana), in the new Gardens on Havana outdoor mall.
"We're excited about our growth as a company nationwide and in Colorado," said Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company.
As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, May 21 to benefit the Aurora Animal Shelter. The Aurora Animal Shelter's mission is to balance the needs of people and animals by educating people and providing humane treatment, shelter and disposition of animals. The Aurora Animal Care Division was named the best Animal Care and Control agency in the United States in 2002 by the National Association of Animal Control Agencies.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., one hundred percent of sales made at the new Noodles & Company restaurant in the Mall of America will be donated to the Aurora Animal Shelter. Funds raised will be used to support the care for sheltered animals.
"It's a priority for us to give back to our local communities, and we are pleased to be able to support the Aurora animal shelter through our grand opening activities," said Reddy. Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open Monday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders also are available.
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.