Noodles & Company Enjoys Success in Iowa and Brings Flavors of the World to West Des Moines

New West Des Moines restaurant at Valley West Mall offers noodles, sandwiches, soups and salads served fresh and fast

Oct 26, 2011, 11:02 ET from Noodles & Company

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves made-to-order noodles, salads, soups and sandwiches inspired from around the world, is opening its first restaurant in West Des Moines on Monday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m. The new restaurant will be located at 1551 Valley West Drive and University at Valley West Mall.  


Noodles & Company is a fast-casual lunch or dinner destination that offers something for everyone from kids to adults. The global menu features three cuisines rolled into one: Asian, Mediterranean and American, giving guests the option to try new flavors every day. The dishes range from healthful to indulgent and spicy to comforting. Favorites include the sweet and spicy Japanese Pan Noodles, creamy Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, and the fresh and zippy Med Sandwich.

"We're excited to open our first restaurant in the Des Moines area," said Kevin Reddy, CEO and chairman of Noodles & Company. "We believe we'll become a popular spot for families, professionals and students alike because of our menu variety, speed and affordability. Every dish is made to order for each guest and is served in just a few minutes for around seven dollars."

Noodles & Company also offers a family-style to-go option for large groups called Square Bowls. Each Square Bowl is customizable and serves four to six people making it the perfect meal for the soccer team, office lunch, or family gathering. Guests may contact the restaurant for more details on how to order 'Square.'

Noodles & Company is dedicated to giving back in the local community.  To celebrate the opening at Valley West Mall, the restaurant is hosting a Benefit Night with 100 percent of sales on November 10th being donated to Dowling Catholic School.  Noodles also supports community held events through sponsorships and food donations. 

Noodles & Company is finding a following in Iowa.  There are currently three Noodles & Company locations in the state: Ames, Davenport and Coralville with plans to open in Cedar Rapids in November. The Valley West location will be open Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Convenient carry-out, phone-in, fax-in, and online orders are available.  Guests may reach the new Valley West restaurant by calling (512) 223-6121 or by visiting their website.

About Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company is about serving real food, real quick. Our menu features made-to-order noodles, salads and sandwiches inspired from around the world that make everyone happy from kids to adults. Think Mac & Cheese, Pad Thai, Chinese Chop Salad, Pesto Cavatappi and a Wisconsin Cheesesteak Sandwich all under one roof. Within minutes of ordering a fresh, made-to-order dish will be delivered to the table on real china with real silverware. Nothing fake here. You also don't have to clear your table or leave a tip. We just aim to please.

 Noodles & Company is a collection of more than 260 neighborhood restaurants in 20 states and growing. Please visit to find a restaurant near you. If you're craving more, please follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Flickr or on our Noodles & Company blog affectionately called & Company.

Jill Preston
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