Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company Spices Up Three New LTOs

Noodles & Company announced the launch of three new menu items, including a dish that highlights flavors from Latin America, a new global influence to the Noodles & Company menu. The new menu items include the Thai Hot Pot, Spaghetti Alfredo MontAmore, and Pork Adobo Flatbread, which will be available at all restaurants nationwide until March 2014.

Doherty Opens First Noodles & Company in Big Apple

Doherty Enterprises Inc., recognized as the 70th largest privately held business in the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business, operating restaurants in northern, southern, and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, announced that it has acquired 38 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations – 35 in Florida; three in Georgia – from Duluth, GA-based Gator Apple, LLC. The Company also opens its seventh restaurant concept, Noodles & Company, at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza on Long Island.

Noodles & Company Welcomes NY Growth

Noodles & Company, serving noodles and pasta dishes from around the world, announced that it will open its first New York restaurant location in Westbury, Long Island, on Wednesday, July 31. Owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises Inc., operators of over 100 restaurants in northern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, Noodles & Company will be located at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza, 996 Old Country Road, Garden City, New York 11530.

 

Noodles & Company Prices Its Initial Public Offering

Noodles & Company announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,357,143 shares of Class A common stock at a price to the public of $18.00 per share. All of the shares in the offering are being offered by Noodles & Company. In addition, Noodles & Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 803,571 shares of Class A common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

Former Wendy's Supply Chain Exec Joins SpenDifference

Joe Gordon has been promoted to senior vice president of supply chain at SpenDifference, a chain restaurant purchasing cooperative.

Gordon, who joined SpenDifference earlier this year, has more than 18 years of experience in his field. Most recently, he was vice president of supply chain management for Noodles & Company, the fast-casual restaurant chain headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

Before that, he was senior supply chain category and program manager for Wendy’s International in Columbus, Ohio.

Noodles & Co. Gets Creative with Campaign

In the first brand-wide advertising for Noodles & Company, the brand is rolling out outdoor, newspaper (direct-to-subscriber), digital, and radio to support its first-ever brand I.D., “Your World Kitchen,” intended to convey its broad range of cuisines.

The campaign is the first work by advertising agency TDA Boulder for its new client.

IFMA Recognizes Outstanding Limited-Service Brands

For the third consecutive year, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) recognizes four outstanding foodservice chain operators through the COEX Innovation Awards.

The winners will receive their awards during IFMA’s Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), March 3–6, 2013, at The Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

COEX Innovation Awards recognize regional and national chain companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary, operations, marketing, and service.

OLO Receives $5M in Funding from PayPal

OLO, the fastest-growing digital commerce engine for restaurants, announced a $5 million dollar Series B financing from PayPal and existing investors. 

The New York–based company is hiring as it aggressively scales operations for a breakout year in 2013.

OLO allows customers to order and pay from restaurant websites and mobile apps, so that they can “Skip the Line” at the restaurant of their choosing. OLO transmits the prepaid order directly to the restaurant point-of-sale (POS) system.

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