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Posted on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

3rd Noodles & Company in Ann Arbor plans to open July 16

By Chelsea Hoedl


Noodles and Company will open its third Ann Arbor location on July 16th.

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Noodles & Company will open its third Ann Arbor location at 11 a.m. July 16th.

The new restaurant is located at 2245 West Stadium Ave. The building was formerly a Kentucky Fried Chicken, which closed in June 2012.

According to a previous report, Todd Quatro of Ypsilanti-based T.S. Quatro Co. submitted building and reoccupation permits to the city of Ann Arbor in March to renovate the new location.

A 12-by-30-foot patio was added to the front of the building and two parking spaces were removed from the .57-acre location.

The new Noodles & Company will host a public event prior to opening from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 15th. According to a press release, 100 percent of sales from the event will be donated to the Peace Neighborhood Center, an organization that aims to provide programs for children, families and individuals who are affected by social and economic problems.

Several private events will be held for Noodles & Company eclub members the week before the restaurant is set to open to the public. The events will allow guests to try out the menu for free and provide feedback.

The new restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. It will feature the chain's first pick-up window among its local restaurants. Other Ann Arbor locations are on South State Street and in Arborland Mall.

Noodles & Company operated 345 restaurants in 26 states at the end of June, when the Colorado-based chain launched its initial public stock offering on the NASDAQ exchange.

Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for She can be reached at



Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 2:51 p.m.

Since moving to Georgia last year I've been missing Noodles and Co. The nearest one to me in and hour and half away in Tennessee. I'm excited that they're opening day is when I come back into town. I really like the location. I think it's more assessable. The other two (State St and Arborland) were a pain in the butt to get in and out of IMO. Too much traffic and people. It's also nice that they now let you add a side of soup to any noodle dish for only a dollar more.


Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 12:19 a.m.

As a resident of the west side, I'm really excited about this. Sure, there are other fast food restaurants in the area, but Noodles isn't your typical burger joint. I hope it does well!

Holly Richardson

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 9:49 p.m.

I'm happy to see this once empty property has a new tenant. I think a Noodles & Co. will do well there.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 9:14 p.m.

I've heard lots of people complain that this place is expensive. Last time I was at taxi bell a meal was over $7.00. Noodles and Co. Is a heathier alternative to fast food for about the same price.

Resident A2

Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 2:14 p.m.

Casmom, were you meaning Taco Bell??


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 8:12 p.m.

Anyone know of any good pizza buffet's around on the weekends?


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 4:26 p.m.

This place is so mediocre. The prices are extremely too high for the quantity and quality of food that you get.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 2:47 p.m.

Happy to see this on the west side.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 12:32 p.m.

Finally an alternative to fast food!

Kyle Mattson

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 10:08 p.m.

I got it Usual, but it does help to give other readers some clarification from time to time as not everyone has had the chance to try these restaurants.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 3:39 p.m.

Am I the only one who realized TTBO was being sarcastic?

Usual Suspect

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 2:01 p.m.

I think the sentiment is often that it's an alternative to burgers. But, yeah, it's not much better, and still loaded with salt.

Kyle Mattson

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 1:10 p.m.

From my understanding Noodles falls in the growing "fast casual" category that includes the likes of Chipolte, Firehouse Subs, Pei Wei, etc. Another restaurant I'd love to see open up here in that category is a Wow Bao.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 12:46 p.m.

Um....they're ARE fast food....

Elaine F. Owsley

Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 10:55 a.m.

What does it serve? Macaroni? Spaghetti? no mention of the "noodles" identity for those of us unfamiliar with the business.


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 11:37 a.m.

Well it's regardless of what you choose it ends up being overpriced and under portioned. I'm not surprised people like this place so much though....because they appeal to the "fast food crowd." I mean, that's pretty much what this place is though....McDonald's quality pasta. Still....anything is better than Leo's KFC and the WONDERFUL customer service and quality food they offered...


Mon, Jul 8, 2013 : 11:34 a.m.

This is one of those few restaurants that I seek out when I'm out of town, which is very often. Their prices have risen a bit, but still worth it. A great place to eat. You can see their menu at