Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company is a highly successful quick-casual restaurant brand serving Asian, Mediterranean and American inspired Noodle Dishes, salads, sharables, and lighter options.

Franchise Information

Cash Investment :
Investment Range :
$727,300 - $1,032,642
Franchise Fees :
Training & Support :
Financing Available :
Primary Industry :
Food and Restaurant Franchises
Franchise Units :

Noodles & Company is growing, and we are looking for exceptional franchise partners to join our family of 450+ restaurants and more than 8,000 passionate team members.

Since 1995, we’ve been serving flavors that you know and love, and new ones you’re about to discover for the first time. We believe that we have a truly different product to offer our guests with something for everyone, served alongside a safe and convenient experience. This promise holds true over our last 27 years in business.



Positioned for today

Since 1995 we’ve been a leader in the fast casual dining segment offering a convenient, affordable, and relaxing experience whether you dine in or take our food to go. Noodles stands out as the only restaurant at scale serving global flavors with a noodles and pasta focused menu.


Off Premise and Digital Strength

Noodles entered 2020 with an advantage in off premise dining through food safety, quality, and ease of ordering. Speed of service is important, so whether you order through the Noodles Rewards app, online, or at the restaurant, your meal is delivered quickly and accurately.

Attractive Target Market

Everyone is welcome at our table. Whether you’re picking up a quick bite for yourself or feeding the family and co-workers, we make it easy to get the Noodles you love. From customizable recipes to healthier, lowcarb options, we’ve got you covered. Our menu appeals to everyone from kids to adults, comfortable to adventurous, healthy to indulgent.

Attractive Unit Economics

We achieved record average unit sales of $1,300,003 for year ending December 31, 2021. We continue to focus on reducing our initial investment and occupancy costs with smaller footprint facilities. Innovation with technology and in the kitchen help us identify areas to reduce food and labor costs. (see note #3)



Satisfy your taste for adventure 

Experience a Tour de Noodle, from our World Famous Wisconsin Mac & Cheese and Classic Noodles to Asian dishes and lighter options. Our menu has something for everyone. From the convenience seeker to the Noodles loyalist, we have something to surprise and delight all of our guests.



Target growth markets have opportunities for experienced, restaurant operators to have exclusive development rights to high profile, high population density areas to develop multiple restaurants over a designated time period.


We have many high-potential markets with room for growth. We invite you to submit your areas of interest and our development team will evaluate development areas and options to create a growth territory for you. 



Dedicated Franchise Support Team


Dedicated Operations Team

• Operations experts dedicated to support franchise partners and their operations teams

• Business reviews for franchise groups and P&L reviews for specific restaurants

New Market Entry

• Operations review for new markets

• Project management for new restaurant openings

Systems & Standards

• Periodic restaurant audits for system standard compliance

• Franchisee inclusion with rollouts, procedures and standard changes



New Franchisee On-Boarding

• In-restaurant experience for prospective franchise candidates

Dedicated Training restaurants

• Certified training restaurants available for new franchisee management teams

New Restaurant Opening Team

• Training experts on opening teams dedicated to new franchisee openings

• Cost of team for first two openings of new franchisee included in initial franchise fee

Ongoing Training

• Certified training restaurants available for new management teams

• iPad based training modules.

• Access to Noodles Learning Management System (LMS)



Restaurant Technology Development and Support Network

• Comprehensive in-house support team

• Bundled support package for every restaurant

Online Ordering

• Online ordering and menu systems

• Restaurant-specific pricing

Noodles Rewards App

• Native mobile app

• Regular updates and cutting-edge features for guest convenience


• Hardware and software-specific standards

• Integrated labor scheduling and product ordering

Rewards Loyalty program

• Guest-focused loyalty programs

• Comprehensive database of guest behavior and trends



A Successful Recipe 

• Visionary leadership focused on building a national brand that is loved and admired

• Marketing expertise across all core disciplines — brand and creative, digital, culinary, marketing technology, local outreach, community partnerships, in -restaurant, new restaurant openings

• Sophisticated marketing campaign development and execution informed by a deep understanding of the fast-casual and Noodles & Company guest

• Data-driven decision-making to ensure all marketing investments yield a strong ROI

• Highly Value and invest in community relationships through local events, partnerships, and fundraising nights



A Passion for Noodles

• Broad appeal. The breadth and customization of our menu appeals to a wide variety of demographics, from families and co -workers to individuals and even large parties.

• Convenient options. Guests can choose from different to -go options or relax in our dining room. It’s always a unique and differentiated experience.

• Our high -quality, cooked -to -order dishes travel extremely well. Guests can feel confident they will enjoy a delicious, and warm, bowl of noodles at their home or office.

• A best -in -class loyalty program makes it easy to earn points and redeem them for tasty offers.


Living Our Values

• We are a purpose-driven organization with defined values that guide how we operate the restaurant and engage with the community.

• Ongoing commitment to give back to the communities that our restaurants and team members call home through fundraising nights, community sponsorships, and local restaurant events.

• Team members are encouraged to actively participate in the community while doing what we do best – serving a delicious bowl of noodles.


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