Noodles & Company

Noodles dishes, salads, soups
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$684K - $870K
Units as of 2020
454 5% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Noodles & Company

Industry
Food
Founded
1995
Leadership
Dave Boennighausen Boennighausen, CEO
Ticker Symbol
NDLS

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
150
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
454 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
520 Zang St., #D
Broomfield, CO 80021

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Noodles & Company franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$35,000
Initial Investment
$684,000 - $870,000
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$500,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2.5%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
300-450 hours
Classroom Training
32-48 hours
Additional Training
At opening
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
20
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021