May 13, 2009 // Franchising.com // Bloomington, Minn. - 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 first restaurant in Bloomington, and 22nd location in Minnesota, on Wednesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. The new restaurant will be located in the Mall of America, on the third floor, South side, at 60 East Broadway.
"We're excited about our growth as a company nationwide and in Minnesota," 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 Tuesday, May 19 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota is dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., one hundred percent of sales made at the new Noodles & Company restaurant in the Mall of America will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. Funds raised will be used to support the granting of wishes to children with life-threatening medial conditions in the state of Minnesota.
"It's a priority for us to give back to our local communities, and we are pleased to be able to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota 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.