Franchise Investment & Support

Support & Service

With approximately 450 restaurants and over 8,000 team members, we have built and continue to grow our support systems and offer a first-class experience for our franchise partners to grow their business and capitalize on our competitive strengths. With Noodles & Company, you will have access to our great people and systems within the functions listed to the right.

  • Training
  • Operation Support
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Distribution & Purchasing
  • Real Estate
  • Design and Construction


Your investment will vary based on the territory you choose, as the cost of rents and construction varies by area. Our development team will add value to this process by working with you on selecting the right sites, designing the best facility for your site, and following our process for equipment purchasing and construction. * All numbers represented are disclosed in our 2020 FDD. This document provided to each franchise candidate upon review of your information and meeting our growth qualifications.

Average Net Sales per Location


Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 (Royalty 5% of net sales, Marketing 2.25% of net sales) (2)

Estimated Initial Investment

$684,000 – $870,000

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(1) Based on the average unit volume of company and franchise operated restaurants for the period ending Dec. 31, 2019.This information appears in item 19 of our 2020 FDD-please refer to the FDD for complete information on financial performance. Your results may differ. There is no assurance that you will do as well.
(2) This information is included in Item 5 and Item 6 of the 2020 FDD.
(3) This information is included in Item 7 of the 2020 FDD. These estimates include build out costs, pre-opening costs & additional funds, and the initial franchise fee.

Note: None of the communications made through this webpage should be construed as an offer to sell any Noodles & Company franchises in, nor is any such communication directed to, the residents of any jurisdiction requiring registration of the franchise before it is offered or sold in that jurisdiction. No Noodles & Company franchises will be sold to any resident of such jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and any required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law. If you have any questions concerning the registration status of franchises in your jurisdiction, please contact our Franchise Development department.