Noodles & Company Leveraging Expanded Delivery and To-Go Service Options in Response to COVID-19



Noodles & Company Leveraging Expanded Delivery and To-Go Service Options in Response to COVID-19

Company Increases Cash Reserves

Noodles & Company Leveraging Expanded Delivery and To-Go Service Options in Response to COVID-19Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS), known for serving classic noodle, Zoodle and Caulifloodle dishes from around the world, has announced it now offers free direct delivery through Noodles.com and the Noodles & Company app. Historically, over half of Noodles & Company’s sales have been through to-go and delivery offerings, and our expanded delivery options will allow the company to leverage this strong capability during this uncertain time. Noodles & Company will offer free delivery on all orders of $15 or more placed via Noodles.com or on the Noodles Rewards app through March 31, 2020 at participating locations.  Additionally, Noodles is offering free delivery nationwide via DoorDash and its newly announced national expansion with Uber Eats.

“The safety and well-being of our guests and our team members is our top priority during this unprecedented time, and we have taken every measure and precaution possible to safely serve and deliver our food to our guests,” said Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer at Noodles & Company. “Our food travels incredibly well and through our delivery and to-go options, our guests can continue to safely enjoy the Noodles they know and love within the comfort of their own home.”

Increasing Cash Reserves

The Company has enhanced its existing cash position with a draw down under its $100.0 million credit facility to address near term volatility in current market conditions.

The increased borrowing was taken as a precautionary measure to provide enhanced financial flexibility considering the uncertain market conditions arising from the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

2020 Outlook

As previously announced, due to the current unprecedented market conditions, Noodles & Company has withdrawn its financial guidance for fiscal year 2020 and expects to provide an update on the business on its first quarter 2020 earnings call.

Since 1995, Noodles & Company has been serving noodles your way, with noodles and flavors that you know and love as well as new ones you’re about to discover. From indulgent Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to better-for-you Zoodles and Other Noodles, the company serves a world of flavor in every bowl. Made up of more than 450 restaurants and thousands of passionate team members, Noodles was named one of the Best Places to Work by the Denver Business Journal for its unique culture built on the value of “Loving Life,” which begins by nourishing and inspiring every team member and guest who walks through the door. To learn more or find the location nearest you, visit www.noodles.com.