Sacramento / Northern Central Valley
Noodles and Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) is a fast-casual restaurant headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, that offers international and American noodle dishes, as well as soups, salads, pasta and sandwiches. It was founded in 1995 by Aaron Kennedy. It grew from $300,000 in revenue in 1996 to $300 million when it went public in 2013. The company had 410 locations, including franchises, in 31 states as of July 1 2014.