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Noodles & Company

Workforce

Noodles & Company sees retention boost after adding employee benefits

The fast-casual chain released its first impact report Thursday, noting that both management turnover and hourly employee turnover have decreased.

Financing

Construction delays slow new restaurant openings for Noodles & Company

The slowdown comes as the fast casual posted record average unit volumes and 16.3% same-store sales growth for its third quarter.

The fast-casual noodle chain is raising prices 3% starting next week, on top of 2.5% pricing taken earlier this year.

Taste Tracker: Old Chicago and Oath launch new pizzas; salads with global flavors debut at Noodles & Co. and Saladworks; bubbles pop at Dunkin’; and more menu news of the week.

The long-rumored item will be featured in three new dishes, available exclusively to rewards members until June 1. Noodles is offering free delivery all summer for those who try them.

Noodles & Company is seeing record average unit volumes. The fast casual reported AUVs of $1.35 million for April, a 13% leap over 2019.

The CEO of Noodles & Company signed a pledge to bolster diversity and inclusion efforts chainwide.

West, an industry operations veteran, had served as executive vice president of operations at the fast casual since 2017.

Armed with new restaurant designs, new menu items and new operational efficiencies, the fast casual said it is primed to start opening more locations.

The chain said it was “strongly recommending” its workers get shots to protect them from coronavirus.

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