SOURCE: Noodles & Company

September 15, 2008 09:05 ET

Noodles & Company Continues Its Ohio Expansion With Its Westerville Opening on Thursday, Sept. 18

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Benefit for the Westerville Parent Council PTA

WESTERVILLE, OH--(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 eighth restaurant in the Columbus area and first in Westerville on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 630 North State Street in front of the Northridge Crossing Shopping Center.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. to benefit the Westerville Parent Council PTA. This organization consists of more than 30 Westerville School District organizations organized under the authority of the Ohio PTA. The Council works to unite home, school and community on behalf of our children and youth. During the fundraiser, 100 percent of sales will be used to support parent education programs.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Columbus and are pleased to be able to support local youth through the Westerville Parent Council 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 has seven additional restaurants in the Columbus area and three in Cincinnati. To find a location near you, please visit www.noodles.com.

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders also are available. Guests may reach the new Noodles & Company by calling 614-899-5112 or faxing 614-899-5114.

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 190 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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