June 08, 2009 // Franchising.com // Chicago - 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 restaurant in Glen Ellyn, and 26th location in Illinois, on Thursday, June 11 at 10:30 a.m. The new restaurant will be located at 706 Roosevelt Road.
As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday, June 10 to benefit the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The Glen Ellyn Public Library's mission is to provide information and programs that enrich and enhance the quality of life in the Glen Ellyn community.
"We're excited to introduce Noodles & Company to individuals who have 'never noodled.' And for those who have visited one of our restaurants, we welcome you back," said Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company. "It's part of our culture to give back and get to know the communities we serve. We're looking forward to a successful benefit night for the library."
From 5 to 9 p.m., one hundred percent of sales at the new Noodles & Company will be donated to the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Funds raised will be used to support the library's Bus to Books program, which is a summer enrichment program for English as a Second Language (ESL) and financially disadvantaged children of Glen Ellyn. As a part of this program, children and family members are driven to the Glen Ellyn Public Library each week for a one-hour visit, which includes special programming, participation in the summer reading incentive program and the opportunity to check out library books.
Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders also are available. Guests may reach the new Noodles & Company by calling 630-790-0964 or faxing 630-790-1028.
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 210 locations in 18 states.