Noodles & Company announces plans for restaurants in Fayetteville, Rogers, Bentonville

A Noodles & Company location is shown in Richmond, Va. in March 2020. (Google)

National fast-casual brand Noodles & Company plans to open new franchise locations in Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville.

The restaurant chain this week announced an expansion that includes a total of four locations in Northwest Arkansas as part of a franchise partnership with Pavan and Navi Sandhu. The couple last year opened a Culver’s franchise in Rogers, which was the first of that brand’s locations in Arkansas.

Founded in Denver Colo. in 1995, Noodles & Company has over 460 locations across 30 states.

Aside from the new Arkansas locations, the company this week announced a plan to add 20 new restaurants in the Dallas market as part of a plan focused on expansions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma.

The company is known for a wide variety of pasta dishes like macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, Asian and Italian noodle bowls and stuffed pasta. The menu also includes soups, salads, potstickers, meatballs, breads and desserts.