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Dave Boennighausen details Noodles & Co.'s impressive comeback

Also in this edition of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive": upcoming menu trends.
Photograph courtesy of Noodles & Co.

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Zucchini has been good for Noodles & Co.

In this week’s edition of Restaurant Business’ podcast, “A Deeper Dive,” CEO Dave Boennighausen talks about his chain’s impressive comeback this year—not long after the company needed to get help from a pair of private-equity firms to improve its finances.

Boennighausen talks about the company’s slowing growth, its menu cuts and simplification efforts and its focus on takeout. But he also talks about zucchini noodles, or zoodles, which have helped the chain return to growth this year.

Also, RB Senior Editor Pat Cobe talks with Lizzy Freier, a managing editor for Technomic, about upcoming menu trends in the restaurant business.

Please have a listen.

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