Noodles & Company to Enter Two New Markets with Multi-Unit Franchise Deals in Texas and Arkansas
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Noodles & Company to Enter Two New Markets with Multi-Unit Franchise Deals in Texas and Arkansas

Noodles & Company Spreads Uncommon Goodness into the Southern U.S. with Signing of Agreements for 24 New Franchise Restaurants

August 16, 2023 // // Broomfield, CO - Noodles & Company welcomes two new franchise partners to its network. Among this class of franchisees is business owner, Paven Sandhu, and her husband and business partner, Navi Sandhu, who signed an agreement to open four new restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. Meanwhile, in Texas, seasoned restauranteur Syed Ahmad signed an agreement to bring 20 Noodles & Company restaurants to the Dallas market.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Sandhus and Syed Ahmad to establish a Noodles presence in Northwest Arkansas and Dallas,” said John Ramsay, vice president of franchise development at Noodles & Company.

Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer at Noodles & Company, added “We look forward to Noodles & Company entering these markets, along with welcoming Paven, Navi and Syed to the Noodles family. They are seasoned operators who share our team’s values and have a great track record of bringing restaurant brands to new regions.”

Pavan and Navi Sandhu to Bring Noodles & Company to Razorback Country

The Sandhus are longtime residents of Rogers, Arkansas, and are no strangers to bringing Midwestern favorites and beloved franchise concepts to their home state. In 2022, the couple opened the first Culver’s location in Arkansas, and they are now excited to share the Uncommon Goodness of Noodles & Company with residents in Northwest Arkansas.

Syed Ahmad Introduces the Lone Star State to Noodles  

Syed Ahmad has had a long, successful entrepreneurial track record, with more than four decades of experience working in the restaurant industry. Ahmad was one of the original Jack in the Box franchisees and over the span of his career, has owned and operated Burger Kings, Denny’s, and Popeyes restaurants throughout the country. Ahmad is now focused on building his brands in Oregon and Texas and currently operates several successful Popeyes locations in these regions. Ahmad has lived in Dallas for 30 years and brings his knowledge as a respected member of the community to his new Noodles restaurants.

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