SOURCE: Noodles & Company

October 13, 2008 10:11 ET

Noodles & Company Opens Its 25th Illinois Restaurant in Woodridge on October 16

Globally Inspired Noodle Restaurant Hosts Fundraiser for the Woodridge Jaycees

WOODRIDGE, IL--(Marketwire - October 13, 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 first Woodridge restaurant and 25th location in Illinois on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 1001 75th Street and Lemont.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to benefit the Woodridge Jaycees. The Woodridge Jaycees work to provide opportunities from young men and women to develop personal and leadership skills through service to others. From 5 to 8 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be used to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through the Woodridge Jaycees.

"We're excited about our continued growth in Illinois and are pleased to be able to support young men and women through the Woodridge Jaycees," 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 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 630-427-1980 or faxing 630-427-1988.

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 190 locations in 17 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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