Noodles & Company is your American fast-casual restaurant that offers international and American noodle dishes and pasta, aside from their soups and salads.
Noodles & Company was started in 1995 by Aaron Kennedy and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
The company went public in 2013 and recorded a $457 million revenue in 2017. In late 2018, there were 460 Noodles & Company locations across 29 states and Washington, D.C.
KitchenSurfing presents the Noodles & Company menu, history, and interesting facts.
Menu & Prices
Noodles & Pasta
|Japanese Pan Noodles||Small||$4.49|
|Japanese Pan Noodles||Regular||$5.89|
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese||Small||$4.49|
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese||Regular||$5.89|
|Spaghetti & Meatballs||Small||$4.40|
|Spaghetti & Meatballs||Regular||$5.80|
|Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca||Small||$4.49|
|Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca||Regular||$5.89|
|Indonesian Peanut Sauté||Small||$4.49|
|Indonesian Peanut Sauté||Regular||$5.89|
|Doubled the Veggies and Swapped Spinach for Noodles|
|BUFF Tuscan Fresca with Grilled Chicken Breast||$8.49|
|BUFF Japanese Pan with Marinated Steak||$8.49|
|BUFF Pesto with Naturally Raised Pork||$8.49|
|BUFF Bangkok Curry with Organic Tofu||$8.49|
|Served with Side Soup or Salad|
|BBQ Pork Sandwich||$7.29|
|Spicy Chicken Caesar||$6.69|
|Chicken Veracruz Salad||Small||$6.99|
|Chicken Veracruz Salad||Regular||$8.39|
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||Small||$4.40|
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||Regular||$5.80|
|Napa Market Salad with Chicken||Small||$6.99|
|Napa Market Salad with Chicken||Regular||$8.39|
|Med Salad with Grilled Chicken||Small||$4.40|
|Med Salad with Grilled Chicken||Regular||$5.80|
|Thai Curry Soup||Small||$4.49|
|Thai Curry Soup||Regular||$5.89|
|Tomato Basil Bisque||Small||$4.49|
|Tomato Basil Bisque||Regular||$5.89|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||Small||$4.49|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||Regular||$5.89|
|Korean BBQ Meatballs with Gochujang (go-choo-jang) Sauce||5 Meatballs||$2.99|
|Korean BBQ Meatballs with Gochujang (go-choo-jang) Sauce||10 Meatballs||$4.89|
|Side of Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast||$2.59|
|Side of Naturally Raised Pork||$2.79|
|Side of Chicken Breast||$2.59|
|Side of Marinated Steak||$2.79|
|Side of Shrimp||$2.99|
|Side of Oven-Roasted Meatballs||$2.59|
|Side of Organic Tofu||$2.39|
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$1.89|
|1% Organic Milk||$1.59|
|Chocolate Organic Milk||$1.59|
|Fresh-Brewed Honest Tea||Large||$2.29|
|Fresh-Brewed Honest Tea||Regular||$1.89|
|Feeds 4-5 People|
|Alfredo MontAmore®||Family Square Bowl||$26.50|
|Napa Market Salad with Chicken||Family Square Bowl||$29.00|
|Penne Rosa||Family Square Bowl||$20.00|
|Japanese Pan Noodles||Family Square Bowl||$20.00|
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese||Family Square Bowl||$22.00|
|Pesto Cavatappi||Family Square Bowl||$20.00|
|Spaghetti & Meatballs||Family Square Bowl||$29.00|
|Steak Stroganoff||Family Square Bowl||$27.00|
|Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca||Family Square Bowl||$20.00|
|Chicken Veracruz Salad||Family Square Bowl||$29.00|
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||Family Square Bowl||$29.00|
|Pad Thai||Family Square Bowl||$20.00|
|Med Salad with Grilled Chicken||Family Square Bowl||$27.00|
|Tossed Green Salad||Family Square Bowl||$16.00|
|Indonesian Peanut Sauté||Family Square Bowl||$20.00|
|Buttered Noodles||Family Square Bowl||$22.00|
|Bangkok Curry||Family Square Bowl||$27.00|
|Tomato Basil Bisque||Family Square Bowl||$22.00|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||Family Square Bowl||$22.00|
|Thai Curry Soup||Family Square Bowl||$22.00|
|Includes Entrée, Drink & 2 Sides|
A La Carte Catering
|Feed 8-10 People|
|Penne Rosa, Bangkok Curry, Mac & Cheese, Pesto Cavatappi, Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca, Alfredo MontAmore, Pad Thai, Indonesian Peanut Sauté, or Stroganoff||$40.00|
|Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce or Buttered Noodles||$35.00|
|Med, Veracruz, or Napa Market Salad||$35.00|
|Tossed Green or Caesar Salad||$20.00|
|Cheesy Garlic Bread||$15.00|
|Iced Tea or Lemonade||Gallon||$10.00|
Noodles & Company General Store Timings
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Monday||11:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 10:30 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 10:30 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 10:30 PM|
Noodles & Company History
The famous Noodles & Company blueprint was conceptualized by the former marketing executive of Pepsi, Aaron Kennedy, when he was dining at a noodle restaurant in Greenwich Village. He had this feeling that the number of restaurants that served good noodle dishes was simply not enough though the dish is regarded staple in various international nations.
In 1994, he started developing recipes out of his mother-in-law’s kitchen with the help of Ross Kamens, the head chef. Aaron Kennedy successfully raised $73,000 from his personal funds and as much as $200,000 in investments from as many as 24 family members and friends. Thus, the first outlet of this restaurant chain was launched in Denver in October 1995. He was soon joined by his college mate, Tom Weigand, and together, they opened the second outlet at Madison in March 1996.
However, not everything was full well with the company as it reported a loss of $42,000 within the first three months of its operation. It also faced difficult times in 1996, but Aaron Kennedy, in order to stop the slide, made a comprehensive list of 15 areas of improvement. After implementing the changes, the company earned a staggering revenue of $17.9 million as of 2015.
Noodles & Company opened franchising opportunities, and the number of outlets started to grow in leaps and bounds. In several cities, it earned the reputation of being the best fast-casual restaurant. The company grew very fast, and in 2006, Aaron Kennedy stepped down as CEO, and Kevin Reddy took over in the position.
Noodles & Company Interesting Facts
Did you know that there was once a review written by a Wisconsin State Journal critic that almost sunk the company? Noodles & Company seized the opportunity to revamp, and the streamlined model soon brought the restaurant from the brink. Pretty nerve-wracking, right?
The most popular dish at Noodles & Company is the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese.
New CEO Kevin Reddy said the restaurant keeps expanding because of its no-tipping policy, maintaining low prices, and customers coming back for more.
Recipes at Noodles & Company like their Bangkok Curry can be made at home because their staff has publicized the recipe online. The recipe video is posted on YouTube.
Their branch in Toronto, Canada, is the first Noodles & Company to serve breakfast.
Once, the restaurant recreated the noodle or pasta eating scene in the Disney movie “Lady and the Tramp” with real-life dogs.
These favorites are cut from the Noodles & Company original menu: the miso soup, spicy peanut cold noodle salad, and a diced ham “add-on” that people used to put on the mac.
People have written songs about the restaurant, but Thrillist does not want to drop their titles because this does not mean they are also good ones.