Noodles & Company to Launch Coca-Cola Freestyle Across the U.S.

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.”