"It's hard to get a freshly made meal on the table, especially during the holiday season. And who wants the additional stress?" says Jill Preston, director of corporate communications at Noodles & Company. "With Square Bowls, I place my order in advance and skip the line when I come to pick it up. Very easy."
Takeout food has been a growing trend in recent years. Technomic, a leading research and consulting firm for the restaurant industry, says takeout food has been growing about twice as fast as the overall restaurant industry. Square Bowls expand Noodles' takeout options to include a family-style meal that can be shared with groups of all sizes.
"Our customers have been asking us for an option like this for years, so we're excited to be meeting their needs," Preston says. "And as opposed to hitting a drive thru or ordering pizza again, you feel good knowing you're providing your group a great-tasting, wholesome meal."