SOURCE: Noodles & Company

November 11, 2008 10:10 ET

Noodles & Company Continues to Expand in Indiana With Its Opening in Valparaiso

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club

VALPARAISO, IN--(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 Indiana restaurant and first in Valparaiso on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 71 Silhavy Road at Laporte Avenue.

In celebration of the grand opening, the Mayor of Valparaiso, Jon Costas, will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at the new restaurant.

Additionally on Wednesday, Nov. 19, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Porter County. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be used to support membership scholarships. The Boys & Girls Club of Porter County works to inspire and enable the youth of its community to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Invitations for entry can be picked up at the Boys & Girls Club.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Indiana and are pleased to be able to support local Valparaiso youth through the Boys & Girls Club," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "If you've never been to a Noodles & Company, we invite you to come out and try one of our fresh, sautéed-to-order noodle dishes, soups and salads. We believe our wide-menu variety and comfortable atmosphere offers a broad community appeal."

Noodles & Company plans to further support the Valparaiso community through a canned food drive with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Saturday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 30.

Noodles & Company is a tip-free zone and is open Sunday through Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 11:00 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 219-548-0921 or faxing 219-548-2083.

In addition to the new Valparaiso restaurant, there are six Noodles & Company locations in the Indianapolis area and one in Lafayette and Bloomington, which are owned and operated by Sagamore Dining Partners, Inc., a franchisee of Noodles & Company. 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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