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Noodles & Company

Operations

Noodles & Co.: Bomb cyclone forced 1-day closure of 60 Colo. stores

The chain, which reported 4% comps growth in Q4 but fell short of expectations, is increasingly shifting to an off-premise focus.

Financing

Noodles stock falls 20% following disappointing earnings

But the fast-casual chain continued to generate strong sales thanks to zucchini noodles and off-premise business.

Tim Doherty was named the president and COO in May of the restaurant company his father started and built into one of the industry’s largest franchise operations. Like a lot of second-generation leaders of a family business, he found the job has its own set of challenges and joys.

Melissa Heidman was promoted to general counsel of the fast-casual chain.

Also in this edition of RB's podcast, "A Deeper Dive": upcoming menu trends.

Despite a booming economy, restaurants are still struggling with traffic, and here’s why, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The company’s zucchini noodles helped same-store sales and traffic in the second quarter.

The fast-casual chain said its same-store sales have turned positive after years of weakness.

Happy with slower growth, the fast-casual chain is going on offense, with zucchini noodles and takeout.