Noodles & Company Elects Jeffrey W. Jones to Board of Directors

Noodles & Company Elects Jeffrey W. Jones to Board of Directors

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Noodles & Company
(Nasdaq:NDLS) today announced the election of Jeffrey W. Jones as an
independent member to its board of directors. Mr. Jones was also appointed to
chair the Audit Committee.

Mr. Jones, the former Chief Financial Officer for Vail Resorts, Inc., is
currently a member of the US Bank Advisory Board as well as an Executive in
Residence at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder.
Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Jones held CFO positions with Clark Retail
Enterprises and Lids Corporation.

"We welcome Jeff to the Noodles & Company board and are pleased to have him
join us," said Kevin Reddy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Noodles &
Company. "He brings 29 years of valuable financial experience as a leader in
the hospitality, retail and real estate industries as well as significant
experience as both a management member and independent member of public
company boards."

About Noodles & Company

Founded in 1995, Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain that
serves classic noodle and pasta dishes from around the world. Known as Your
World Kitchen, Noodles & Company's globally inspired menu consists of more
than 25 fresh, customizable noodle bowls, salads, soups and sandwiches that
are prepared quickly using quality ingredients. From healthy to indulgent,
spicy to comforting, the menu provides favorites for everyone from kids to
adults. Popular dishes include the sweet and spicy Japanese Pan Noodles, zesty
Pesto Cavatappi and creamy Wisconsin Mac & Cheese.

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