Grand Rapids-based Pasta Per Trio, the Michigan franchisee of Noodles & Company (NASDAQ:NDLS), announced today that it will partner with No Kid Hungry® for the third year to help end childhood hunger in America. By donating $2 to the nonprofit campaign at participating Noodles & Company restaurants or online at noodles.com/endhunger [noodles.com] from September 5, 2018 through October 23, 2018, guests will receive a coupon for a free Shareable item to enjoy with their family and friends on their next visit. Every $2 donation helps supply 20 meals to kids in need.
Studies by No Kid Hungry® indicate that one in six kids experiences hunger on a regular basis and that 95 percent of teachers believe hunger impacts their students’ ability to succeed. In addition, 77 percent of teachers directly correlate hunger with poor academic performance. With the start of the academic school year, Pasta Per Trio believes there is no better time than now to support families struggling to afford enough food for their families.
“In 2017, our guests in Michigan donated more than $24,000 to make an impact on childhood hunger,” said Tom Shephard, Vice President of Pasta Per Trio, the Michigan Noodles & Company franchisee. “We’re proud to partner with our guests and No Kid Hungry® again this year to do our part for hungry families in our state.”
Coupons for the free Shareable item are valid through Oct. 23, 2018, and are good for any size Korean BBQ Meatballs, Cheesy Garlic Bread or Potstickers. The coupon cannot be combined with any other offer. Donations can be given, and free Shareable items can be redeemed at both Lansing area Noodles restaurants, located on East Grand River and West Grand River in Okemos. For more information on Noodles & Company or its partnership with No Kid Hungry, please visit noodles.com/endhunger [noodles.com].
About Pasta Per Trio
Pasta Per Trio is the Michigan franchisee of Noodles & Company. Pasta Per Trio employs 550 people at 21 locations, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, Lansing and Metro Detroit. Founded in 2004 by a group of investors in Madison, Wisconsin, the first location in Michigan opened in July 2005. A large part of Pasta Per Trio’s success has been the philosophy of developing from within. The majority of restaurant and senior management staff have been promoted from other positions within the company.
About Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company is a fast-casual restaurant chain where its globally inspired dishes come together to create a World Kitchen. Recognized previously by Parents magazine as a Top Family Friendly Restaurant and by 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 soups, salads and shareables. Noodles & Company makes everything fresh to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients. Servers deliver dishes to the table, allowing guests to sit and relax or grab a quick bite. With more than 400 locations nationwide, from California to Connecticut, guests can find a location near them and tour the global menu by visiting noodles.com [noodles.com].
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 6 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
Source: Press Release