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Noodles & Company launches cheese-stuffed tortelloni

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.

Financing

Noodles & Company is seeing record average unit volumes

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.

The new low-carb pasta launched in January, joining the fast-casual’s cauliflower noodles and zoodles.

Taste Tracker: Black Bear’s festive holiday desserts, TGI Fridays Cluck-It Bucket, a hangover cure from Krystal and more new items debut in the last weeks of the year.

Lukach, who previously worked at lifestyle brand Equinox, replaces Ken Kuick who resigned in August.

The fast-casual chain has seen explosive digital growth during the pandemic, but third-party platform commissions are eating into its margins.

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