Noodles and Company Will Open 10 New Restaurants in Portland

Noodles and Company has over 450 restaurants in 26 states, according to the company website.
Noodles and Company Will Open 10 New Restaurants in Portland
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According to QSR Magazine, Noodles and Company has signed a franchise deal to acquire six locations and open ten new locations in the Portland metro.

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A representative of Noodles and Company was not immediately available for commentary upon What Now Portland’s request.

According to the article, “Spearheading the multi-unit agreement deal is Noodles & Company’s newest franchise partner and operator Dara Dejbakhsh, President and CEO at DND Group Inc. Dara is a long-time restaurant operator with over 43 years of experience in the restaurant and franchising industry.”

“Founded in 2007, DND Group Inc. operates 56 restaurants across nine states. Its current brand portfolio includes brands like Dairy Queen, Zaxby’s, Taco John’s, and Paris Baguette. The six-unit franchise agreement is an exclusive development in some of the most populous cities in Oregon, including Portland, Eugene, Bend, and Yakima-Kennewick-Pasco.”

“We are excited to add Noodles to our portfolio of brands and bring the brand’s globally inspired dishes and flavors to Portland and the surrounding areas,” says Dara Dejbakhsh, president and CEO at DND Group Inc in the article.

“With this new franchise agreement, we are looking forward to further growing Noodles in the Pacific Northwest, where we already successfully operate our other brands. Noodles is one of the strongest brands in the fast-casual space, showcasing remarkable leadership in menu innovation and its people-centric approach.”

According to Noodles and Company’s website, “Since 1995, our mission at Noodles & Company has been to nourish and inspire every team member, guest, and community we serve. All these years later, these core values remain at the heart of everything we do.”

“From our menu to our service to the way we do business, it’s our fresh, unexpected, human perspective that sets us apart. We call this Uncommon Goodness. And it’s in everything we do.”

“From traditional and contemporary dishes to our culinary creations like premium stuffed Tortellonis and innovative LEANguini, our freshly prepared recipes feature individuality, creativity, and the flavorful flare of cuisines from around the globe.”

“From Penne Rosa to Japanese Pan Noodles, Med Salad, and our world-famous Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, we use only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Every entrée is prepared fresh and made to order. Our abundant menu is filled with bright, lively, and comfortable flavors sure to satisfy any craving and nearly every dietary lifestyle or preference.”

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger

Madison Ballinger is a writer, editor, and marketing collaborator with experience ranging from grant writing, screenwriting, SEO, content writing, and more. She graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, with multiple honors accreditations as a first-generation college student. You can find her in a local thrift shop or plant store, creating music, or going to one of her favorite band’s concerts when she is not behind the keyboard furiously typing away.
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