Noodles & Company will open its eighth restaurant in Utah and first in Sandy on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 10340 S. State Street in the NE corner of Southtowne Mall.

As part of its grand opening celebration, Noodles & Company will host a pre-opening fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 10 to benefit The Sandy Club, a dedicated safe place for children who otherwise may not have adult supervision after school. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. From 5 to 9 p.m., 100 percent of sales will be used to purchase educational software for the Club.

“We’re excited about our continued growth in Utah and are pleased to be able to support local youth through The Sandy Club,” says Kevin Reddy, president and CEO of Noodles & Company. “We invite the local community 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 two units in Salt Lake City and locations in Draper, Layton, Midvale, Murray, and Orem.