Noodles & Company’s net income rose 54 percent during the first quarter ended April 1, although winter storms and freezing temperatures dampened same-store sales.
The company opened 14 restaurants during the quarter and is sticking with its plan to add 42 to 50 company-owned locations before year’s end. Franchisees are expected to open another 10 to 15 units. The Broomfield, Colo.-based fast-casual operator finished the quarter with 394 locations in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
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