July 21, 2009 // Franchising.com // RICHMOND, 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 third restaurant in the Richmond area on Friday, July 31 at 11 a.m. The new restaurant will be in the Westchester Commons in Midlothian, located at 15785 Westchester Commons.
As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, July 30 to benefit the Midlothian Family YMCA. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., one hundred percent of sales at the new Noodles & Company will be donated to the Midlothian Family YMCA. The money raised will support the organization's Annual Giving campaign. In 2009, the Midlothian YMCA distributed over $500,000 to children and families in the Midlothian community.
"It's a priority for us to give back to our local communities, and we are pleased to be able to support the Midlothian Family YMCA through our grand opening activities," said Kevin Reddy, president, chairman and CEO of Noodles & Company. "Come join us on July 30 for a bowl of noodles, soup or salad to support a great organization."
Parents Magazine just named Noodles & Company one of the top 10 best restaurants for families because its menu is customizable with great options for children and parents alike.
"We have something for everyone from kids to adults so bring out the whole family and share a meal with us," Reddy said.
Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders also are available. Guests may reach the new Noodles & Company restaurant by calling 804-379-0990 or faxing 804-379-0665.
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.