Noodles & Company, COMING SOON!

MIDLAND, MI — Noodles & Company is coming to Midland and bringing 50 jobs to the community. 

Inspired Concepts LLC, a Mount Pleasant-based restaurant investment group, is bringing the fast casual restaurant chain to Midland, said Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications Natasha Neely. 

"We are very excited to be bringing Noodles & Company to the Midland area. We love the Midland area and we love Noodles & Company It's a great brand," Neely said, noting that Inspired Concepts also has a Big Apple Bagels and Bennigan's in the Midland area. 

The restaurant, to be located at 7019 Eastman Ave. and connected to Mattress Firm, is expected to open late this summer. Construction is underway on the new restaurant, which will feature patio seating. Mount Pleasant-based Konwinski Construction Inc. is the general contractor. 

Neely said Noodles & Company offers "global flavor profiles" and because each dish can be customized there are "thousands of options that people can choose from."

"We serve real food with real cooking and real flavors," she said. 

The most popular dish is probably the Wisconsin mac and cheese, Neely said. Other offerings include Pad Thai, Korean BBQ meatballs with gochujang sauce, penne rosa, spaghetti and meatballs and Bangkok curry. 

The restaurant also offers soups, salads, sandwiches, a kids' menu and more. 

"Basically, there's something for everyone at Noodles & Company" Neely said.

Neely said the new Noodles & Company will employ 50 people and there will be part-time, full-time and management opportunities. Although the jobs have not yet been posted, job seekers will be able to apply here at a later date.  

Noodles & Company has restaurants across Michigan and elsewhere. Its Michigan locations include Okemos, East Lansing, Rochester Hills, Troy, Novi, Bingham Farms, Northville, Royal Oak, Chesterfield, Livonia, Ann Arbor, Grandville, Kalamazoo, Portage and Grand Rapids. 

Learn more at www.inspiredcpts.com.

Heather Jordan is a reporter for MLive. She can be reached at 989-450-2652 or hjordan@mlive.com. For more news, follow her on Twitter.