Noodles & Company serves it up fresh, fast and family friendly!

July 30, 2013 in Best of Both, Family friendly, food, paying it forward, Product review

Noodles & Company serves it up fresh, fast and family friendly!  I know first hand as my family and I were invited to the soft opening this past weekend to partake in breaking in their china /”free meal”.    Not only were we treated great by everyone, we enjoyed a wonderful meal and got to make a difference in our community with a donation to the American Red Cross, the Long Island Chapter. 

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Readers know how important it is pay it forward and that’s exactly why Noodles & Company partnered with the American Red Cross.  In lieu of payment for the meal, suggested donations were collected where 100% of the proceeds would benefited the American Red Cross.  The American Red Cross was on hand to collect donations and provide pins that my son wore proudly through out the meal and night.

So now onto the fun part-the food!

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Noodles & Company has a great menu, they want to be “your world kitchen” and do a fantastic job of it.  Their menu is divided into three sections inspired by three types of cooking traditions: Italian, Asian and American.  All main dishes come in two sizes regular and small.  AND you can customize any of the “bowls” to include a protein be it a meat or tofu.

With so many great selections, it was tough to choose what to have for dinner.

Once you place your order at the counter, you get a number to leave at your table and your food is brought to you fresh, fast and HOT!!  And if the selection wasn’t enough to knock your socks off, the beverage machines were so much fun to operate.  I never even knew that there was a rasberry Diet Coke flavor!  It was touch technology so all the drinks were literally at your finger tips.

With all this great service, as most New Yorkers, I wanted to leave a tip, however tips are not accepted! WOW is this for real??? Yes indeed it is.  And the meals were so generous that we had leftovers-so we needed a doggie bag.  We all loved the take home containers!! Check them out-so adorable and no mixing up which one belongs to who in the family.

Cool take home containers!

Cool take home containers!

My Best of Both Worlds had a great night out and appreicated the invitation.  Come back next week, as we will be having a giveaway so readers can enjoy a Noodles & Company bowl too!  I’ve included the press release below for more details.

NOODLES & COMPANY TO OPEN ITS FIRST NEW YORK LOCATION AT

THE GALLERY AT WESTBURY PLAZA ON LONG ISLAND ON JULY 31

  Opening This Summer, “Your World Kitchen” Brings Its Globally Inspired Cook-to-Order Menu Served Fresh, Fast and Customizable to Any Preference

GARDEN CITY, NY (July 8, 2013) – Noodles & Company, serving noodles and pasta dishes from around the world, today announced that it will open its first New York restaurant location in Westbury, Long Island, on Wednesday, July 31.  Owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, Inc., operators of over 100 restaurants in northern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, Noodles & Company will be located at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza (next to Ulta), 996 Old Country Road, Garden City, NY 11530.

Noodles & Company brings its globally inspired menu featuring the most popular classic noodles and pasta dishes together under one roof to create “Your World Kitchen.”  Always fresh and made-to order, its dishes range from healthful to indulgent and spicy to comforting.  Using some of the most celebrated flavor combinations in the world, there is something for everyone, from kids to adults.  Favorites include the sweet and spicy Japanese Pan Noodles, savory chicken lettuce wraps, creamy Penne Rosa, zesty Pesto Cavatappi, and rich Wisconsin Mac & Cheese.  To complement each dish, Noodles & Company also serves wines from around the world and beers from down the block.

“We are pleased to announce the opening of the first Noodles and Company location in New York,” said Ed Choe, president of Doherty Enterprises.  “Every dish is customizable to please even the pickiest eaters with numerous choices combined at the guest’s request.  We look forward to serving the people of Westbury, Long Island, and the surrounding areas.”

Doherty Enterprises plans to open over 20 Noodles & Company locations throughout Long Island, NY.  The company has begun the process to hire approximately 60 local team members to staff its new location at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza and plans on adding hundreds of new jobs to the Long Island area in the coming years.

Noodles & Company’s location at The Gallery at Westbury Plaza will be open Sunday – Thursday 11:00am – 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm. Convenient carry-out, phone-in, fax-in and online orders are available.  Guests may reach the restaurant directly by calling 516-794-4508 or by visiting its website.

For those wanting to be the first to know about Noodles & Company’s grand opening celebrations, VIP events, information on seasonal specialties, giveaways and more, can join Noodles & Company’s E-Club at www.noodles.com/noodlegram to receive their Noodlegrams.

 About Noodles & Company

Founded in 1995, Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world with 345 locations system wide in 26 states and the District of Columbia. Known as Your World Kitchen, Noodles & Company’s globally inspired menu consists of more than 25 fresh, customizable noodle bowls, salads, soups and sandwiches that are prepared quickly using quality ingredients. From healthy to indulgent, spicy to comforting, the menu provides favorites for everyone from kids to adults. Popular dishes include the sweet and spicy Japanese Pan Noodles, zesty Pesto Cavatappi and creamy Wisconsin Mac & Cheese.

About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.

Doherty Enterprises, Inc. was established in 1985 and is the 10th largest franchisee in the United States, operating five restaurant concepts including: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, and two of their own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas – and now, Noodles & Company.  To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates more than 100 restaurants in northern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.  The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Tri-State Area” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” For more information, visit www.DohertyInc.com.

 

Special note: I’d like to thank my daughter Kaitlyn Seager for taking all the pictures associated with this post!

 

Disclosure:  My Best of Both Worlds did not recieve any compensation in exchange for this publication.  My family and I made a donation to the American Red Cross to pay it forward.  All the opinions expressed are true and my own.