SOURCE: Noodles & Company

October 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Get in Touch With Your 'Moodle' at Noodles & Company

'Moodle' Ring Sales to Benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - October 23, 2008) - What are you in the mood for? How often do we ask that question especially at meal time? And aren't you tired of eating the same thing week after week? Noodles & Company has a solution that will get you in touch with your 'food mood.'

The globally-inspired noodle restaurant has introduced its Moodle Meter, available online or at its nearly 200 local restaurants. Simply put your hand on the Moodle Meter and it will analyze your mood and automatically tell you if you should try Noodles & Company's Asian, Mediterranean or American dishes.

"We know our guests are looking for variety, and our Moodle Meter is a fun and easy way to encourage them to try new things on our menu," said Ross Kamens, Noodles & Company's executive chef. "For example, if you register green or are feeling adventurous and spirited, we'll recommend an Asian dish. If you aren't completely satisfied with your dish for any reason, we'll make you something new guaranteed so everyone should feel comfortable experimenting."

As part of its Moodle campaign, Noodles & Company will be selling mood rings in its restaurants for $1.25, and 50 cents from every ring sold will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The company plans to make a minimum donation of $50,000.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Noodles & Company restaurants," said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer. "The money raised from the sale of rings will help brighten the mood of children with life-threatening medical conditions by granting their wishes."

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open seven days a week in nearly 200 locations in 18 states. To view a menu, find a location or see what else is going on in Noodleville, visit www.noodles.com. For more information and video please visit www.newsinfusion.com.

About Noodles & Company

Colorado-based Noodles & Company was founded in 1995 and is the world's first quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant. From healthy to indulgent and spicy to comforting, Noodles & Company's menu features Asian, Mediterranean and American inspired noodle dishes, soups and salads.

At Noodles & Company, there are no freezers, no microwaves, and no can openers. Instead, we seek to nourish and inspire our guests with a balanced and craveable menu made with fresh and wholesome ingredients. Every bowl is prepared to order with only the best noodles and pasta, fresh vegetables, authentic herbs and spices, artisan sauces and grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or organic tofu.

Noodles & Company believes you can eat well without compromising on taste or a nourishing meal. In fact, two thirds of its dishes are less than 500 calories. The company's educational Good Balance program was created to help guests make customizable food choices to meet their own balanced diet and needs. In recognition of its commitment to health and nutrition, Health magazine recently named Noodles & Company "America's Healthiest Fast-Food Restaurant."

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open seven days a week in more than 195 locations in 18 states. To view a menu and nutritional information, find a location or see what else is going on in Noodleville, visit www.noodles.com.

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 66 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 171,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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