10 May 2019 | News
After spiralizing 2.5 million pounds of Zoodles, Noodles unveils new menu category and develops a nutrition calculator to offer solutions for every dietary lifestyle
Noodles & Company, known for serving noodle and Zoodle dishes from around the world has announced an expansion of its lighter menu offerings with two new Zoodles-based menu items.
Noodles also announced the launch of a new personalized nutrition calculator available on the Noodles website and app where users can effortlessly create dishes to meet their dietary lifestyles, from keto to paleo and vegetarian to gluten-friendly, and everything in between.
Jonathan Tress, vice president of marketing at Noodles & Company said, "We listened to guest feedback after launching Zoodles last year, and because the response was so favorable, we've created a new category on the menu called 'Zoodles and Other Noodles' and expanded the number of unique dishes our guests can order incorporating zucchini noodles. New dishes like Zucchini & Asparagus and Zucchetti expand our plant-based dishes at Noodles to allow guests to truly enjoy our food even when healthy eating is top of mind."
Finding flavorful, healthy options while eating out is high on the priority list for Americans right now. A survey conducted by Wakefield Research with Noodles found 52% of people want to eat more veggies this summer and make steps toward a healthier lifestyle, but 53% feel healthy eating habits often fall apart when dining out. With plant-forward dishes and the ability to customize your meal, Noodles helps keep healthy habits on track.
Nick Graff, executive chef at Noodles & Company said, "Our new spring dishes are fresh, light choices and allow our guests to explore bold new flavors we're confident they'll love. We're especially excited about the innovation that went into creating the Zuchetti & Asparagus dish, which satisfies pasta lovers and incorporates the extra veggies our guests are looking for."
In addition to the new seasonal dishes, Noodles is introducing a new, gluten-friendly pipette shell, which just like zucchini noodles, can be substituted into any dish on the menu for only $1.
Dave Boenninghausen, chief executive officer of Noodles & Company said, "Noodles is a culinary-led company and the zucchini noodle has allowed us to show that any of our globally inspired flavors can be enjoyed as a healthy choice. Zoodles taste great, with lower calories and carbs, and our guests are loving them. Health-conscious guests are coming back, and new guests are trying us out."
The new menu board also allows guests to make it a Meal by adding a side and regular drink to their order for $3.25-$3.50.