SOURCE: Noodles & Company

August 18, 2008 17:16 ET

Noodles & Company Expands in Illinois With Its Opening in South Naperville

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Benefit Night for the Naperville Public Library

NAPERVILLE, IL--(Marketwire - August 18, 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 second restaurant in Naperville on Friday, August 22 at 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is located east of 75th Street and Rt 59 at 2727 W. 75th Street.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Thursday, Aug. 21 to benefit the Naperville Public Library. The library has three branches throughout Naperville. Noodles & Company will donate 100 percent of its sales from 5 to 8 p.m. to support various library programs that are offered to the community.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Illinois and are dedicated to supporting the communities in which we serve," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "We invite the Naperville 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 22 locations in Illinois and is continuing to grow with planned openings in Parkridge, Woodridge and South Barrington. To find a location near you, please visit www.noodles.com.

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 (630) 718-2063 or faxing (630) 718-2065.

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 180 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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