Neds Noodle Bar, London’s award-winning fast-casual concept that offers a branded and systematic approach to Asian street food, partnered with Fransmart to build on its existing franchise program. Founded in 2000, Neds’ menu offers fast, fresh, and healthy noodles and Asian dishes. The food is made on premises from quality and natural ingredients according to a simple and fast method developed over the brand’s 15 years in operation.
Neds Noodle Bar creates a unique and funky experience where customers build their own Asian boxes by choosing combinations of noodles or rice, sauce, fillings, and toppings, and everything is made fresh to order in less than 3 minutes.
“The Asian fast-casual segment is a sizable and growing market,” says Neds founder James Breslaw of the decision to expand on the brand’s franchise development. “We are keen to work with partners who have the passion, experience, and resources to develop and grow the concept in their own territory.”
With three locations open throughout London (including one existing franchise in Shoreditch), Neds’ mission is to position noodles as a tasty yet healthy alternative to traditional fast food within the fast-casual segment. Everything on the menu is made with natural, non-MSG/GMO ingredients; most boxes are available gluten free; and the locations’ open kitchen floor plans provide a theater where customers can view dishes being made and see the freshness of the ingredients.
Fransmart is the franchise development company behind the growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Vapiano, and will serve as Neds Noodle Bar’s exclusive franchise development partner. The brand will initially target the U.K., Germany, and the rest of Europe, as well as the Middle East, with plans to enter other markets in the future.