SOURCE: Noodles & Company

September 30, 2008 09:09 ET

Noodles & Company Continues Its Virginia Expansion With Its Grand Opening in Manassas

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser for Signal Hill Elementary

MANASSAS, VA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2008) - Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant that serves a balanced menu of freshly sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, will open its first Manassas restaurant and 12th location in Virginia on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 9646 Liberia Ave.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to benefit the Signal Hill Elementary PTA. The PTA works to support various programs at Signal Hill Elementary. From 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be used to support the educational programs at the school.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Virginia and are pleased to be able to support local youth through the Signal Hill Elementary PTA," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "We invite the local community to come out and try one of our tasty noodle dishes that feature fresh, wholesome ingredients that are nutritionally balanced, full of flavor and sautéed to order."

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open Sunday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders also are available. Guests may reach the new Noodles & Company by calling 703-393-9998 or faxing 703-393-9980.

To find a location near you, please visit www.noodles.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 -- only fresh vegetables, grilled chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu, and sautéed noodles and pasta, all prepared to order in minutes.

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 tailored food choices to meet their own balanced diet and needs. The program is supported by an in-store brochure and Web site information that provide nutritional content; tips on how to manage calories, fat and sodium; increase daily fiber intake; dine vegetarian; manage allergies and achieve good balance for adults and kids.

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open seven days a week in more than 190 locations in 17 states. To view a menu and nutritional information, find a location or see what else is going on in Noodleville, please visit www.noodles.com.

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