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Noodles & Company


4 items returning after yearslong hiatuses

Top chains are bringing back fan favorites from years—even decades—ago.


The next big thing 2011

Our industry pros share what they think will rock menus in 2011.

The chain kicked off this year by closing 55 stores and tapping new capital for store-level initiatives

Here are some of the tactics the country’s leading independents—with revenues of $10 million or more—say have been most successful recently for building sales.

The deficit marks an improvement from the year-ago quarter, when the fast-casual operation lost $9.8 million.

Keith Kinsey will assume leadership of the hot dog operation from founder Dick Portillo. Noodles & Company has yet to name a new president or COO.

The speculation about who'll be Steve Ells' successor is already at full throttle. Here are a few of the candidates we think may be in the mix.

The chain is targeting “future foodies” with its first-ever menu for young diners.  

Executives hope the plant-based option will draw health-focused diners to the struggling brand.

The chain tries a back-to-basics approach with new ads and a burger revamp.

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