SOURCE: Noodles & Company

November 11, 2008 09:09 ET

Noodles & Company Continues Its Ohio Expansion With Its Ninth Columbus-Area Location

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser for the Gahanna Lincoln High School Athletic Booster Club

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - November 11, 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 ninth Columbus restaurant and 13th in the Ohio market on Friday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 5069 North Hamilton Road.

In celebration of its grand opening, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 20 to benefit the Gahanna Lincoln High School Athletic Booster Club that works to support Gahanna Lincoln High School Athletics. From 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be donated to support the high school athletic programs.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Ohio and are pleased to be able to support local youth through the Gahanna Lincoln High School Athletic Booster Club," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "We invite the local community to come out on grand opening day to try one of our fresh, sautéed-to-order noodles dishes."

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 614-337-1228 or faxing 614-337-1293.

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 200 locations in 18 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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