Noodles & Company is a chain of restaurants that is considered to be fast casual. These restaurants are known for their American and international noodle dishes, salad, soup and pasta. The company was founded in 1995 and has more than 530 restaurants including their franchises and operates in nearly 40 states. They offer vegetarian entrees as well as standard options and sells both flatbreads and desserts such as Rice Krispie Treats. In 2015, a dedicated children's menu was introduced. They also offer a low carb diet menu. Customers are served at tables but order at the counter.