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Noodles & Company


The challenges of stepping up in the family 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.


Noodles & Co. names Ken Kuick CFO

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.

Company executives are confident that escalated marketing efforts—in addition to plans for delivery and a kids’ meal—will pull the fast casual out of its “sluggish cycle.”

Amid a worker shortage, the company is offering six weeks paid maternity leave and adoption assistance.

The chain also posted a net loss.

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