SOURCE: Noodles & Company

September 15, 2008 10:02 ET

Noodles & Company Continues Its Illinois Expansion With Its Grand Opening in South Barrington

New South Barrington Restaurant Marks 24th Location in State

SOUTH BARRINGTON, IL--(Marketwire - September 15, 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 South Barrington restaurant and 24th in Illinois on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 100 West Higgins Rd and Rt. 59.

Noodles & Company's menu is inspired by culinary traditions from around the world. From healthy to indulgent and spicy to comforting, the menu features Asian, Mediterranean and American noodle dishes, soups and salads. Favorites include the sweet and spicy Japanese Pan Noodles®, creamy Penne Rosa and rich Wisconsin Mac & Cheese®.

At Noodles & Company, there are no freezers, no microwaves, and no can openers. 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 has always strived to nourish and inspire the individuals and team members within the communities we serve," said Kevin Reddy, Noodles & Company president, chairman and CEO. "We feel strongly about being a contributing citizen and plan for involvement through hosting fundraisers, and sponsoring neighborhood activities and events."

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 847-428-9400 or faxing 847-428-9414.

Noodles & Company is continuing to expand in Illinois with plans to open in Woodridge this fall. 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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