SOURCE: Noodles & Company

December 15, 2008 13:36 ET

Noodles & Company Continues to Grow in Maryland With Its Rockville Opening

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser to Support Rockville High School Athletics

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - December 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 10th Maryland restaurant in Rockville on Friday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 101 Gibbs Street in Rockville Towne Square.

In celebration of its grand opening, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 18 to benefit Rockville High School Athletics. From 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be donated to support athletic programs, transportation, and equipment costs for Rockville High School student athletes.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Maryland and are pleased to be able to support local athletes at Rockville High School," said Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company. "We invite the local community to come out and try one of our fresh, sautéed-to-order noodles dishes to support a great cause."

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 301-279-0903 or faxing 301-279-0905.

Noodles & Company owns and operates nine additional restaurants in Maryland. 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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