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Noodles & Company

Operations

Noodles & Co.: Same-store sales remain down more than 33% due to the pandemic

The chain is banking on curbside pickup and delivery to help make up for lost dine-in business.

Operations

Sales fall 46% at Noodles due to COVID-19

The coronavirus wiped out the chain’s sales gains and forced it to temporarily cut some of its workforce and halt planned expansion.

With same-store sales growth and operational improvements, the fast casual says it plans to open 10 to 15 new units this year.

Tenzing Global Management bought up 5% of the fast-casual chain’s stock and plans to push changes, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Stacey Pool, who was previously a ski resort marketer, takes over for Mark Mears, who recently left the fast-casual chain.

Chas Hermann joined the chain in 2018, just before it mounted an impressive turnaround.

A roundup of items that are in the works or launching in chains.

With the introduction of cauliflower-infused noodles nationwide, the fast casual is hoping for another win with diners looking to up their vegetable intake.

The fast-casual chain will also give workers access to a suite of “financial wellness” tools.

Under a deal with MGM Resorts, customers will vie initially for prizes instead of cash, and can only collect on-premise. The chain will also develop sports bars within MGM properties.

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