Noodles restaurant opens Thursday


After several delays, the long awaited Noodles & Company restaurant will open Thursday at Miller Hill Mall.

If you’ve driven by it in recent days, you may have noticed the big countdown — literally. For the number of days until the opening has been posted in the window.

We first told you Noodles was coming to the space formerly occupied by the Great American Bar & Grill in the mall’s restaurant row back in January. Initially, the popular pasta eatery was to open in mid-summer.

Noodles is known for its pastas but also offers soups, salads and sandwiches. With a fast casual format, customers order at a counter and then are served at their tables.

Since its founding in 1995, Noodles has grown to a chain of about 300 restaurants across the country. About 30 are in Minnesota.