SOURCE: Noodles & Company

June 27, 2008 13:16 ET

Noodles & Company Celebrates the Opening of Its First Crystal City, Virginia Location on July 1

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Benefit Night to Support Arlington Parks and Recreation Office for Teenagers

CRYSTAL CITY, VA--(Marketwire - June 27, 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 Crystal City restaurant and 11th in Virginia on Tuesday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 2011 Crystal Drive at 20th Street.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, July 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Arlington Parks and Recreation Office for Teenagers (OFT). The OFT provides a way for teenagers to participate in safe and active programs throughout the community that are geared towards their age group.

Noodles & Company will donate 100 percent of its sales between 5 and 8 p.m. on July 2 to the OFT to support area youth and help better the community.

"At Noodles & Company we strive to nourish and inspire individuals in our local communities, and we're thrilled to be supporting Arlington County's teen programs," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "We invite everyone 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 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 10:30 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 703-979-1525 or faxing 703-979-1527.

Noodles & Company has 10 additional restaurants in Virginia including two in Arlington at Pentagon Row and Ballston Commons Mall. 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. 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 180 locations in 17 states. To view a menu and nutritional information, find a location or see what else is going on in Noodleville, visit www.noodles.com.

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