Fast-casual restaurant Noodles & Company has reopened at 2575 Wabash Ave. after closing its Springfield location in August due to staffing shortages.
“Noodles & Company franchise operator IWI Ventures made the difficult decision to temporarily close to refresh the restaurant, team and service provided to Springfield’s Noodles fans on August 4,” according to a written statement from the company.
IWI Ventures owns and operates eight Noodles & Company locations that include four in central Illinois, three in Wisconsin and one in Iowa. Area manager Josh West will oversee the Springfield location.
“We are thrilled to bring back Noodles & Company to the community,” said Britton Wiedemann, Noodles & Company franchisee and president of IWI Ventures. “We greatly appreciate the patience of our supporters as our team honed in on providing an uncommonly good experience for our guests as we reopen. We look forward to opening our doors again, serving fresh, made-to-order dishes to the community and delivering the experience and high-quality food our fans know and love from Noodles.”
The Colorado-based chain has had a presence on the south side of the White Oaks Mall campus since 2008.