Noodles & Company is an American fast-casual restaurant chain headquartered in Broomfield in Colorado. This business is specialized in serving international and American noodle dishes and other food items like sandwiches, soups, salads, and pasta. Most of the pasta entrees are vegetarian, but you can opt for other toppings that are rich in protein such as chicken, shrimp, or beef. Also, their menu includes delicious flatbreads and desserts.
In the table below you will find the latest Noodles & Company menu prices, so you can get an idea about how much you should budget for dining there.
Noodles & Pasta
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese||Small||$5.16|
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese||Regular||$6.77|
|Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca||Small||$5.16|
|Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca||Regular||$6.77|
|Spaghetti & Meatballs||Small||$5.06|
|Spaghetti & Meatballs||Regular||$6.67|
|Japanese Pan Noodles||Small||$5.16|
|Japanese Pan Noodles||Regular||$6.77|
|Indonesian Peanut Sauté||Small||$5.16|
|Indonesian Peanut Sauté||Regular||$6.77|
Served with Side Soup or Salad
|BBQ Pork Sandwich||$8.38|
|Spicy Chicken Caesar||$7.69|
Doubled the Veggies and Swapped Spinach for Noodles
|BUFF Tuscan Fresca with Grilled Chicken Breast||$9.76|
|BUFF Japanese Pan with Marinated Steak||$9.76|
|BUFF Pesto with Naturally Raised Pork||$9.76|
|BUFF Bangkok Curry with Organic Tofu||$9.76|
|Chinese Chicken Chop Salad||Small||$5.06|
|Chinese Chicken Chop Salad||Regular||$6.67|
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||Small||$5.06|
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||Regular||$6.67|
|Med Salad with Grilled Chicken||Small||$5.06|
|Med Salad with Grilled Chicken||Regular||$6.67|
|Spinach & Fresh Fruit Salad||Small||$7.92|
|Spinach & Fresh Fruit Salad||Regular||$9.65|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||Small||$5.16|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||Regular||$6.77|
|Thai Curry Soup||Small||$5.16|
|Thai Curry Soup||Regular||$6.77|
|Thai Hot Pot||Regular||$9.76|
|Tomato Basil Bisque||Small||$5.16|
|Tomato Basil Bisque||Regular||$6.77|
Feeds 4-5 People
|Alfredo MontAmore®||Family Square Bowl||$30.48|
|Barbecue Pork Mac||Family Square Bowl||$31.05|
|Chicken Noodle Soup||Family Square Bowl||$25.30|
|Chinese Chicken Chop Salad||Family Square Bowl||$31.05|
|Cucumber Tomato Salad||Family Square Bowl||$25.30|
|Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad||Family Square Bowl||$33.35|
|Japanese Pan Noodles||Family Square Bowl||$23|
|Med Salad with Grilled Chicken||Family Square Bowl||$31.05|
|Penne Rosa||Family Square Bowl||$23|
|Pesto Cavatappi||Family Square Bowl||$23|
|Spaghetti & Meatballs||Family Square Bowl||$33.35|
|Spinach & Fresh Fruit Salad||Family Square Bowl||$31.05|
|Steak Stroganoff||Family Square Bowl||$31.05|
|Thai Curry Soup||Family Square Bowl||$25.30|
|Tomato Basil Bisque||Family Square Bowl||$25.30|
|Tossed Green Salad||Family Square Bowl||$16.10|
|Whole Grain Tuscan Fresca||Family Square Bowl||$23|
|Wisconsin Mac & Cheese||Family Square Bowl||$25.30|
Complete Your Meal
|Cucumber Tomato Salad||$2.86|
|Side of Chicken Breast||$2.98|
|Side of Marinated Steak||$3.21|
|Side of Naturally Raised Pork||$3.21|
|Side of Organic Tofu||$2.75|
|Side of Oven-Roasted Meatballs||$2.98|
|Side of Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast||$2.98|
|Side of Shrimp||$3.44|
|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||$46|
|Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce or Buttered Noodles||$40.25|
|Med, Chinese Chop, or Tomato & Cucumber Salad||$40.25|
|Tossed Green or Caesar Salad||$23|
|Iced Tea or Lemonade||Gallon||$11.50|
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$2.06|
|1% Organic Milk||$1.83|
|Chocolate Organic Milk||$1.83|
The former Pepsi marketing executive Aaron Kennedy is the one who came up with the idea of opening Noodles & Company. After he ate at Mamie’s Asian Noodle Shop in Greenwich Village, New York, he had the feeling that there are not enough restaurants where you can enjoy noodle dishes, which are a staple for many international cuisines. So, in 1994, he began to develop recipes out of his mother-in-law’s kitchen with the head chef, Ross Kamens, and the future Chief Operating Officer, Joe Serafin.
In order to start this business, Aaron raised $200,000 in investment from 24 family members and friends and used $72,000 in personal funds. In October 1995 the first Noodles & Company location was opened in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Kennedy became a partner with the real estate developer Tom Weigand and opened a second location in March 1996, in Madison, Wisconsin.
Noodles & Company went through harsh times in the beginning. They lost $42,000 in the first three months, and in 1996 almost went out of business after a reporter published a negative review in the Wisconsin State Journal. But Aaron Kennedy wanted to get back on track and made a complex list of fifteen areas of improvement. After the implementation of these changes, the company registered impressive revenues. In 2013 Noodles & Company went public.
Noodles & Company started franchising and expanded all over the country. Currently, there are 458 locations in the United States of America.
Our review of Noodles & Company
The Noodles & Company menu includes American and international noodle dishes. Besides these, there you can find pasta, salads, and soups. Also, they serve desserts such as Rice Krispies Treats, Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Snoodledoodle Cookies, and baguettes. The majority of the pasta entrees come vegetarian with optional protein toppings like beef, tofu, shrimp, or chicken.
Clients must order at the counter and then they are served at their table, in general, within five to seven minutes. The average cost of a meal is around $10 per person. Also, customers can order online for to-go or dine-in, with most locations offering curbside pickup and some locations that offer drive-up lanes for pick-up.
Their catering menu is a little more expensive, but the meals are large enough to feed eight to ten people. Plan on spending $38 to $45 for spaghetti with marinara sauce or buttered noodles.
The furniture in all of Noodles & Company restaurants is made of recycled bamboo and they make intelligent use of soft lighting. The seating décor is in form of community tables and benches.
One of the customers’ favorites is the Noodles & Company menu is the pulled pork mac and cheese. Also, very appreciated are the classic mac and cheese, spaghetti, and meatballs. The garlic bread is very tasty as well and the fancy-looking soda fountains offer various soda types.
Noodles & Company FAQs
At what time does Noodles & Company open?
Noodles & Company opens every day at 11:00 a.m. However, it may vary from one location to another and it is recommended to check on their official website which are the opening hours of the location you are interested in.
At what time does Noodles & Company close?
Noodles & Company closes at 09:00 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and on Sunday. But again, it depends on the day of the week and the location. You should visit the company’s official website to check this information.
Does Noodles & Company make its own noodles?
Yes, every dish served at Noodles & Company is prepared fresh, to order.
What type of food can you find at Noodles & Company?
Noodles & Company serves original and authentic Asian rice and noodles made to order.
When was Noodles & Company founded?
Noodles & Company was founded in 1995 by Aaron Kennedy, the former executive of Pepsi.