SOURCE: Noodles & Company

September 08, 2008 15:12 ET

Receive a Free Noodles & Company Entrée When You Bring in Two Nonperishable Items for the FreestoreFoodbank

Noodles & Company Hosts Canned Food Drive on Sept. 12 and 13th at Three Cincinnati Restaurants

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - Noodles & Company, the quick-casual, globally inspired noodle restaurant that serves a balanced menu of freshly sautéed Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisine, will offer restaurant guests a FREE noodles, soup, salad or TRIO if they bring in two nonperishable items for the FreestoreFoodbank on Sept. 12 and 13.

Noodles & Company's three Cincinnati locations will be participating in the canned food drive and include:

--  Hyde Park -- Isabella Avenue at Paxton, 513-351-3451
    
--  Kenwood -- Sycamore Plaza, 513-791-6259
    
--  Tylersville -- Tylersville Road at Cox Lane, 513-759-1565
    

"Everyone knows that times are tough right now, and more people than ever are turning to the FreestoreFoodbank for help," said John Young, president and CEO of FreestoreFoodbank. "We're grateful that Noodles & Company is providing a way for customers to help their neighbors, and we thank them for helping to raise the profile of hunger in our community."

"At Noodles & Company we strive to nourish and inspire individuals in our local communities, and we're thrilled to be supporting the FreestoreFoodbank," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. "We invite everyone 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 addition locations in Ohio in the Columbus metro area. 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. 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 185 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.

About the FreestoreFoodbank

Founded in 1971, the FreestoreFoodbank is the largest emergency food and services provider in the tri-state. The FreestoreFoodbank distributes food and product to approximately 160,000 individuals annually through 450 nonprofit member agencies spread across 20 counties who operate food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare/eldercare centers, community centers and residential programs to help needy families in their neighborhoods. The FreestoreFoodbank also operates an Emergency Client Services Center to provide direct emergency services to Cincinnati's most vulnerable citizens including the homeless, the working poor, the unemployed, and families in crisis.

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