Our guest-centric approach is leading to significant progress against our #growth objectives! “As we strengthen our digital assets, we're reaping the benefits of increased data and guest insights from our rewards program,” Dave Boennighausen, CEO. “Frequency among our rewards members is growing and we are seeing increases in both our overall brand awareness as well as conversion from trial to repeat guest. We still believe we are in the early innings of utilizing data to create more personalized, targeted engagement with our guest and we are excited at the opportunity to further harvest these insights to optimize our marketing strategy on our path to a $1.45 million of unit volumes.”
At Noodles, we celebrate diversity. We’re proud to have been recognized on Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021 list, reflecting our commitment to creating an inclusive environment where noodlers can bring their full self to work. Striving for a team that represents the diverse communities and guests we serve makes us better. Our noodles dishes are unique, multicultural and full of flavor. We believe that our team members should be too.
Noodles & Company's latest menu innovation, Cauliflower Gnocchi, is leading the fast-casual industry! Introducing Cauliflower Gnocchi Rosa and Cauliflower Gnocchi with Roasted Garlic Cream. These delicious dishes contain half the carbs of traditional pasta, are gluten-sensitive, and contain a full serving of veggies for guests looking for a light and flavorful meal.
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 02, 2020 -- Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) announced that Carl Lukach has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective November 30, 2020. "The strength of our leadership team is one of our greatest assets at Noodles, and the addition of Carl to our executive team will undoubtedly further strengthen Noodles & Company," said Dave Boennighausen, Chief Executive Officer at Noodles & Company. "Carl comes to Noodles with extensive leadership experience and expertise in a multitude of financial functions from some of the nation's leading lifestyle organizations. Carl will be instrumental in advancing our financial roadmap and leading Noodles to realize its vast potential." The Company also announced that Kathy Lockhart, the Company's Vice President and Controller was promoted to the title of Chief Accounting Officer in September 2020. Kathy has been a leader at Noodles for the past 14 years. She has led continuous change in reducing costs, enhancing quality, and providing valuable insight for operational improvements.
Noodles & Company is offering new benefits in areas that matter the most to team members including education, wellness, family planning, expanded time off, and recognition initiatives for all team members.
Whether team members plan to vote at the polls on Election Day or complete a mail-in ballot, Noodles & Company is granting one hour of paid time off to vote and has also created an online resource library for its team members. The resource library is full of valuable information on how to register to vote, check voter registration, find a designated polling place and other important resources. “We believe that voting is a right and a privilege—we encourage all team members to take the time and vote,” says Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer of Noodles & Company. “Voting is more than just a means to electing a candidate; it’s about supporting policies and initiatives that are important to you, as well as choosing the right people to represent you and your interests. We are pleased to offer these resources in time for our team members to register to vote nationwide in the upcoming election.” Paid time off to vote is the latest addition to LifeAtNoodles, Noodles’ comprehensive, competitive team member benefits package. Full of restaurant industry firsts—including parental bene
Noodles & Company has teamed up with No Kid Hungry for the fifth consecutive year to help in the fight against childhood hunger in America. As one of the leading restaurant partners to No Kid Hungry, Noodles & Company has raised over $2 million to date throughout its annual campaigns, helping to provide meals to hungry children across America. Due to the coronavirus, the rate of childhood hunger has nearly doubled from its pre-pandemic rate. In fact, 1 in 4 children could face hunger this year. Noodles & Company and their guests will work together again this year to raise critical funds to help feed these children. "We are honored and thankful to partner with Noodles & Company for the fifth consecutive year," said Diana Hovey, senior vice president at Share Our Strength, the organization behind No Kid Hungry. "They share our commitment to ensuring that no child in this country will go hungry again, and we could not be more grateful to them and their generous guests." For more information on Noodles & Company or No Kid Hungry, please visit noodles.com and nokidhungry.org.
We've expanded our commitment to safety by requiring all team members and guests to wear face coverings unless seated. "Our top consideration in every decision we make is to care for our team members and guests by ensuring their safety and wellbeing. With this enhanced safety measure, we know it will bring even more peace of mind to those visiting our restaurants," said Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer of Noodles & Company.
Congratulations to Gabriella and Savanna and to all of the 2020grads! Thank you Myra Hoch, Noodles GM, for going above and beyond to exemplify our We Care core value! Here's what Zell Henderson, Noodles Area Manager, had to say about the special occasion: “I wanted to share a wonderful experience I shared today with Myra and Team El Camino that brought tears to my eyes. Myra has two amazing Team Members Savanna and Gabriella who both graduated high school this year. But, due to COVID their schools canceled graduation and neither of their parents could give them a grad party. Well, Myra turned her large unused patio into an outside auditorium and gave the girls a surprise "Noodles Graduation". Myra invited the Team and the girls immediate family. She placed chairs six feet apart for everyone to sit, had PompandCircumstance playing in the background, Savanna and Gabriella had to walk up to receive their novelty diplomas while Myra gave the commencement speech. The tears in everyone's eyes said it all. "
Not only did we launch FamilyMeals for everyone to enjoy, but every meal purchased means a free bowl is sent to a healthcare worker & 20% of the proceeds goes to the Noodles Foundation, supporting team members in times of crisis.