October 6 is National Noodle Day and Noodles & Company is Launching Permanent Mac & Cheese Menu

Friday, October 6 is National Noodle Day and the folks at Noodles & Company don't take the food holiday lightly. They'll be celebrating by launching their World Famous Macs menu. In addition to their popular Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, they'll also be offering Truffle Mac, Buffalo Chicken Mac and BBQ Pork Mac. The three new flavors will be part of the permanent menu.

If you dine at Noodles & Company on National Noodle Day you can enjoy a free small side of Wisconsin Mac & Cheese with your regular-sized entree purchase at participating locations. Noodles & Company serves more than 15 millions bowls of Wisconsin Mac & Cheese each year, making it the most popular menu item. 

“For more than 20 years, since Noodles & Company first opened, our Wisconsin Mac & Cheese® has been the most popular and celebrated item on the menu. In fact, last year alone we served more than 15 million bowls of Wisconsin Mac & Cheese®,” said Jonathan Tress, vice president of marketing at Noodles & Company. “Last year we tested the mac menu as a seasonal offering, and our guests overwhelmingly let us know that they love the expanded mac menu and the ability to put an adult twist on their favorite comfort food. For many guests, our Mac & Cheese is the first step they take in exploring our menu of global flavors, and we feel confident that the new mac menu will give our guests even more to love about Noodles.”

The World Famous Macs menu is accompanied by the launch of a new cheese sauce recipe featuring a stronger flavor profile and more sharp cheddar cheese for an even more craveable taste. The cheese sauce is also gluten and rBST-free, and like everything on Noodles’ core menu, the sauce contains no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. In addition to the better flavor, the new cheese sauce holds better, creating a better at-home dining experience for guests who take their food on the go, and recent taste panels found that an overwhelming majority of guests prefer the new sauce to the original.

Here's a description of the new stars of the menu:

  • Wisconsin Mac & Cheese®: Noodles’ famous Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, a classic blend of cheddar and jack cheeses, cream and elbow macaroni.
  • Truffle Mac: Noodles’ signature Mac & Cheese sauce takes a fancy turn with black truffle and roasted mushrooms, all topped with Parmesan cheese and house-made toasted breadcrumbs.
  • Buffalo Chicken Mac: This spicy dish starts with Noodles’ Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, then layers on Parmesan chicken, Frank’s RedHot® Buffalo Wings Sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and green onions. 
  • BBQ Pork Mac: Creamy, traditional mac gets a smoky-sweet makeover with tender, slow-

About Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create a World Kitchen. Previously recognized by Parents Magazine as a Top Family Friendly Restaurant, and Health Magazine as one of America’s Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants, Noodles & Company is a restaurant where Japanese Pan Noodles rest comfortably next to Penne Rosa and Wisconsin Mac & Cheese®, but where world flavors don’t end at just noodles. Inspired by some of the world’s most celebrated flavor combinations, Noodles & Company’s menu offers shareables, soups and salads, too. Everything is made fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. Dishes are delivered to the table, allowing guests time to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 400 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find the location nearest them and take a tour of the global menu by visiting www.noodles.com.