Noodles & Company Welcomes New Franchise Partner, DND Group, Inc.
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Noodles & Company Welcomes New Franchise Partner, DND Group, Inc.

April 18, 2024 // // Broomfield, CO - Noodles & Company has signed a deal with DND Group Inc. to immediately acquire six restaurant locations and open a total of 10 new restaurants to the Portland, Oregon area.

Spearheading the multi-unit agreement deal is Noodles & Company’s newest franchise partner and operator Dara Dejbakhsh, President and CEO at DND Group Inc. Dara is a long-time restaurant operator with over 43 years of experience in the restaurant and franchising industry. Founded in 2007, DND Group Inc. operates restaurants across nine states. Its current brand portfolio includes brands like Dairy Queen, Zaxby’s, Taco John’s, and Paris Baguette.

"We are excited to add Noodles to our portfolio of brands and bring the brand’s globally inspired dishes and flavors to Portland and the surrounding areas," said Dara Dejbakhsh, president and CEO at DND Group Inc. "With this new franchise agreement, we are looking forward to further growing Noodles in the Pacific Northwest."

The six-unit franchise agreement is an exclusive development in some of the most populous cities in Oregon, including Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Yakima-Kennewick-Pasco.

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with DND Group, Inc.,” said Drew Madsen, CEO of Noodles & Company. “DND Group, Inc. has a strong history of exceptional operations, with a team of highly qualified operators, making them an ideal partner to bring the Noodles & Company brand to more communities in Oregon.”

SOURCE Noodles & Company



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