Noodles & Company Prices Offering at $39.50 Per Share

Noodles & Company Prices Offering at $39.50 Per Share

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Noodles & Company
(Nasdaq:NDLS) today announced the pricing of its primary and secondary
offering by the Company and selling stockholders of 4,500,000 shares of Class
A common stock at a price of $39.50 per share. Noodles & Company also expects
to enter into an agreement with certain officers of Noodles & Company to
repurchase shares of Class A common stock directly from such officers in a
private, non-underwritten transaction at a price per share equal to the net
proceeds per share that Noodles & Company and the selling stockholders receive
in the offering. Noodles & Company will use the proceeds from the offering to
fund the repurchase.

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint
book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters for the
offering. Jefferies LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch, Piper Jaffray & Co., Robert W.
Baird & Co. Incorporated and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as
book-running managers. For up to 30 days, the Company and the selling
stockholders have granted the underwriters the right to purchase up to an
additional 675,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments.

The registration statement for Noodles & Company relating to these securities
was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December
5, 2013. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation of an offer to buy, and there shall not be any sale of these
securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Any offer or sale will be made only by means of a written prospectus forming
part of the effective registration statement.A copy of the final prospectus
relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from Morgan
Stanley & Co. LLC at 180 Varick Street, 2^nd Floor, New York, New York10014,
Attention:Prospectus Department or from UBS Securities LLC at 299 Park
Avenue, New York, New York10171.

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 with 372
locations system-wide in 29 states and the District of Columbia as of
November15, 2013. 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 spicy
Indonesian Peanut Saute, Med Salad with naturally raised pork and creamy
Wisconsin Mac & Cheese.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Kristina Jorge
         (646) 277-1234
         press@noodles.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         investorrelations@noodles.com

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