BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noodles & Company announced today that it will launch Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage machines in restaurants nationwide. Guests at the fast-casual restaurant chain, which offers noodles, soups, salads, and sandwiches from around the world, will now be able to pair their Noodles dish with more than 100 different beverage brands.
Guests at Noodles have come to expect unique flavors and the ability to customize their dish when dining at their neighborhood Noodles restaurant. The restaurant brand is known for offering cooked-to-order dishes using fresh ingredients, allowing guests to enjoy their Noodles dish exactly as they like. The inclusion of Coca-Cola Freestyle complements the wide variety of menu options with an equally wide variety of beverage options.
Noodles sees Coca-Cola Freestyle as a great way to give guests more beverage options and more control over their entire dining experience. "Over the years, we've received feedback from our guests asking that we offer more low-calorie, caffeine-free, and non-carbonated drink options," said Kevin Reddy, president and CEO, Noodles & Company. "Coca-Cola Freestyle is the right solution for us to solve our guests' needs."
Coca-Cola Freestyle provides more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands including more than 70 low/no-calorie options, more than 90 caffeine-free choices and 80+ unique brands offered nowhere else.
The decision to launch Coca-Cola Freestyle system-wide comes after Noodles & Company initially tested the innovative fountain dispensers in restaurants in Utah, Pittsburgh, and Colorado. "We were interested to learn how our guests would react to the selection that Coca-Cola Freestyle provides. The results indicate that our guests really enjoy the ease and variety that it offers," added Reddy.
"Coca-Cola Freestyle offers people something they've never experienced before and helps our restaurant partners like Noodles & Company grow both their beverage business and their overall business," said Gene Farrell, Vice President and General Manager, Coca-Cola Freestyle. "With Coca-Cola Freestyle, guests at Noodles will be able to choose their own custom beverage to complement their fresh, cooked-to-order Noodles meal."
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 280 neighborhood restaurants in 23 states and growing. Please visit www.noodles.com to find a restaurant near you. If you're craving more, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or on our Noodles & Company blog affectionately called "& Company".
About Coca-Cola Freestyle
Coca-Cola Freestyle allows people to select from more than 100 regular and low-calorie brands. Many varieties of waters, sports drinks, lemonades and sparkling beverages are now available to people in the U.S. exclusively on Coca-Cola Freestyle. The dispensers use unique, proprietary PUREPOUR TECHNOLOGY™ and have the capacity to offer more than 100 brands in the same footprint as a standard eight-valve machine. Coca-Cola Freestyle can be found in many markets across the U.S., including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. To learn more about Coca-Cola Freestyle, visit www.coca-colafreestyle.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cocacolafreestyle and Twitter @ccfreestyle.
About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system employees. For more information, please visit www.thecoca-colacompany.com or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo.
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