Noodles & Company
3.3 of 5 140 reviews
Broomfield, CO
5000+ Employees
Company - Public (NDLS)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Chipotle, Panera Bread

We were born out of the love for the world's favorite noodles dishes and a desire to share our favorites, right in your neighborhood. It's where a bowl of Pesto Cavatappi or Japanese Pan Noodles rests comfortably next to Wisconsin Mac & Cheese. Where soups, salads and sandwiches feel at home too. A place where each dish is cooked to order using the freshest ingredients customized to meet any taste. Welcome.

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The story begins in 1993 when serving fresh food fast was virtually unheard of. In fact, the term "fast casual" didn't even exist. The only option for busy people and families on the go was the fast food drive thru window. Not exactly a healthy or wholesome option. Our founder Aaron Kennedy was living in New York City at the time and asked the question, "Why not?" Why couldn't a restaurant bridge the gap and offer convenience and fresh, flavorful food. Radical thinking, right?
Being in one of the restaurant capitals of the world, Aaron also saw a lot of niche restaurants-Italian, American, Chinese-but that required everyone to be in the mood for the same thing. So he asked himself another question, "Why not offer all of these great flavors under one roof?" But there was something missing. There had to be an anchor, something that would tie the concept together. Enter the noodle. Noodles and pasta are part of almost every cuisine-from Pad Thai in Thailand to Lo Mein in China to Mac & Cheese in Wisconsin. So why not put the world's best loved noodle and pasta dishes on one menu and serve them fast and fresh?
Fast forward to 1995 and that's what he did. What started as a single restaurant in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado has now grown to hundreds of restaurants nationwide. And along the way we've expanded the "& Company" part of the menu by adding soups, salads and sandwiches.

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Pros: 45 hour work week is great for restaurant managers. Down to earth company. Casual environment. No late hours. Full Review

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Top 10 to Watch Executive, Nation's Restaurant News, 2011
Top Family Friendly Restaurants, Parents Magazine, 2011
Golden Chain Winner, Nations' Restaurant News, 2010
Rocky Mountain Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2010
Second 100: Top 5 Chains in Sales and Growth, Nation's Restaurant News, 2010

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