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Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 3, 2019
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 3, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Noodles & Company (the “Company”), elected Ms. Elisa Schreiber to act as a director of the Company. Ms. Schreiber will serve as a Class III director, with a term ending at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. She is not expected to serve on any committees at this time.

Ms. Schreiber was not party to any arrangements or understandings with any other person pursuant to which she was elected as a director.

Ms. Schreiber is expected to receive compensation for her service on the Board consistent with the Company’s director compensation program for non-employee directors.

Ms. Schreiber does not have any family relationship with the Company’s executive officers or directors, nor has she engaged in any related party transaction with the Company that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404 of Regulation S-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Noodles & Company
 DATE: December 4, 2019
Ken Kuick
Chief Financial Officer


Elisa Schreiber Appointed to Noodles & Company Board of Directors

BROOMFIELD, Colo., December 4, 2019 (Globe Newswire) - Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) today announced the appointment of Elisa Schreiber as an independent member of its Board of Directors effective December 3, 2019.

Jeff Jones, Chairman of the Board of Noodles & Company commented, “We are excited to welcome Elisa Schreiber to our Board of Directors. Her extensive business experience in marketing and communications, with particular emphasis on emerging technologies will be a tremendous asset as we activate our strategic priorities. We look forward to working with Elisa as we support Noodles & Company in reaching its significant growth potential.”

Ms. Schreiber is currently the marketing partner at Greylock Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, where she supports the firm’s portfolio companies with strategic marketing and communications counsel as they scale from seed stage to publicly-traded. Prior to joining Greylock, Ms. Schreiber led the global communications team at Hulu, a premium entertainment streaming service, during a period of hyper-growth for the company. During her three-year tenure, the company exceeded five million U.S. paid subscribers, and counted over 30 million monthly users on Hulu’s free service. Ms. Schreiber launched Hulu’s first original series, the company’s first international market, and the Hulu Plus subscription service, which became the fastest growing video subscription service - online or offline - in U.S. history. 
Ms. Schreiber is on the advisory board for All Raise, a non-profit dedicated to accelerating the success of female funders and founders in technology by improving the success of women in the venture-backed tech ecosystem.  Ms. Schreiber earned her MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, as well as her BA in Communications & Media Studies and her BA Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. 

About Noodles & Company
Since 1995, Noodles & Company has been serving noodles your way, from noodles and flavors that you know and love, to new ones you’re about to discover for the first time. From indulgent Wisconsin Mac & Cheese to good-for-you Zoodles, Noodles serves a world of flavor in every bowl. Made up of more than 450 restaurants and 10,000 passionate team members, Noodles is dedicated to nourishing and inspiring every guest who walks through the door. To learn more or find the location nearest you, visit

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