As Noodlers, we care for our team members, guests, and communities. Within our communities are veterans returning to civilian life. We love when these men and women pick our restaurants to dine, and feel extremely honored when they choose to join our work force. Discipline, exceptionally strong work ethic, and loyalty are just a few attributes describing folks who have joined the Noodles community with a military background. Whether a stepping stone or career, there is no denying the leadership skills that are acquired as a service member. Noodles and Company values these attributes and takes pride in providing career options to veterans that complement their skills attained through the military.
In 2018, we have increased our veteran management hiring 220% over the previous year. We’re excited to see this number continue to grow with the brand! Management professions are a suitable and popular route for veterans joining Noodles. Working alongside a diverse team in the restaurants allows individuals to tap into their leadership, discipline, and teamwork qualities. We’re always happy to further cultivate these skills to progress our veterans’ careers.
As we move into Veterans Day weekend, just want to take a moment to reflect on how proud we are of the significant work seen from our veterans. Last year we instituted a paid day off for all veterans working for us on Veterans Day, a policy that holds true for 2018 as well. This year, we again would like to salute our vets and thank you for nourishing and inspiring coworkers and guests every day!