Noodles and Company more than meets the eye!

April 26, 2016 in Best of Both, Family friendly, food, Review by MyBestofBothWorlds

Disclosure:  Noodles and Company more than meets the eye! My Best of Both Worlds was invited to a complimentary tasting at Noodles and Company in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication and subsequent promotion on social media.

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Our first experience with Noodles and Company was back in the summer of 2013, not only are they still serving amazing flavorful dishes, they now have catering, fund-raising opportunities and some super cool specials too. And in addition, who knew that Noodles and Company was so savvy about helping you watch what you are eating, no matter what it is or isn’t.  Watching your calories <check>, watching your fat <check>, watching your sodium <check>, watching out for gluten <check>, need vegetarian <check>, vegan anyone? <check>.  That’s alot of checks, but it doesn’t stop there, are you concerned about allergies?  As a healthcare professional and Mom, I know many people who are uncomfortable dining out, well after speaking with Joe Dillon the manager at Noodles and Company, you can dine with a clear head.  “Alerting the staff to the allergies you have is all you need to do”, said Dillon and they take care of the rest.

Noodles and Company more than meets the eye!

As Dillon was explaining the dishes we’d be dining on, he set up sonny boy Sean Eddie with a massive coloring and puzzle activity sheet to keep him entertained. However to be honest, the smile you see above was short lived, when he heard that we’d be trying Korean meatballs, Pad Thai, Japanese Pan Noodles.  My picky eater Sean Eddie got really upset, because he was hungry and said he wasn’t going to like anything.

Well getting an 8 year old to try new things is never an easy task, so I promised him he would no go hungry.  And lo and behold, he tried EVERYTHING and liked it!

The food was delicous and had a bit of a kick to it too!  Being Italian I was sckeptical of the Korean meatballs of course and we all had a laugh over that, but they were really really good.  We polishd off two bowls of them and guess who was going back for seconds?! Yep Sean Eddie.

The girls really enjoyed the Japanese Pan Noodles

The girls really enjoyed the Japanese Pan Noodles

 

Mom & Sean enjoying the Japanese Pan Noodles too!

Mom & Sean enjoying the Japanese Pan Noodles too!

Then much to my kids’ delight, Dillon brought out four kids meals which were well balanced, a good portions and yummy too.  How happy was I to see veggies and NOT fries as a side.  Makes it easy for us to have a meal guilt free since I don’t have to fight about it.  Happy Mommy Moment!

Noodles and Company more than meets the eye!

 

We all sampled the kids’ meals and they were tasty too.  The only thing we didn’t try was the Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, since the kids inhaled it literally!! To say they enjoyed that would be an understatement!

two thumbs up fromt he picky one

two thumbs up fromt he picky one

 

And let’s not forget about dessert, I literally had no more room to have another bite, but you know kids, there’s always room for dessert! I couldn’t believe the size of the desserts that came to the table.  One of my favorite hashtags is #SmileMore and I don’t think Kristen or Sean Eddie could have smiled anymore!

Happiness is a huge wedge of rice cripsy treat and a giant cookie!

 

Looking for fundraising ideas and opportunities then, Noodles and Company is the place to be.  They are really embedding themselves in the community, being an active participant in fundraising for local sports groups, scouting and PTAs too.  Dillon was telling us how easy it is to partner with Noodles and Company when fundraising is needed.  They certainly know how to give back when asked.

And as for the special promotions, on tax day, they ran special called bring in your little deduction and get a free kids meal.  Now that’s a great deal.  Dillon also told us about how Noodles and Company caters events, even bringing tables and linens if need be.  From small parties to large fares, they do it all.  They’ve really expanded their repertoire in my opinion.

Noodles and Company don't take themselves too seriously and I like that!

Noodles and Company don’t take themselves too seriously and I like that!

 

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.

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.

So next time you want a great meal at a great price, be sure to pop into your neighborhood Noodles and Company there’s more than meets the eye!

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Disclosure:  Noodles and Company more than meets the eye! My Best of Both Worlds was invited to a complimentary tasting at Noodles and Company in exchange for an honest review.  No other compensation was provided in exchange for this publication and subsequent promotion on social media.