Noodles & Company Announces Additions to Support New Restaurant Development

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Noodles & Company Announces Additions to Support New Restaurant Development

By Anna Wolfe - 11/05/2020

Noodles & Company has hired John Ramsay as vice president of franchise sales to support the company as they prepare for growth. 

Noodles has also hired two experienced real estate directors, Eric Briggs and Greg Burnthorn, who bring nearly two decades of combined real estate experience to the team. They will report to VP of Real Estate Dawn Rheinlander and join her in leading restaurant development. 

"We are aggressively building a robust development pipeline, and we plan to advance both our company and franchise strategies" said Dave Boennighausen, chief executive officer at Noodles & Company. "We continue to target at least 10-15 new restaurant openings systemwide in 2021, with a target of at least 7% annual unit growth beginning 2022." 

Ramsay comes to Noodles with more than 28 years of experience in franchise and sales development. Currently, 76 of Noodles 454 locations are franchise owned and operated with two more slated to open in early 2021.

Most recently, Ramsay led franchising and development efforts for Bruxie International, Marco's Franchising, and Rubio's Baja Grill. In addition to his franchise roles, John has also worked in construction and real estate for brands like Sbarro's, T.G.I. Friday's and Jack in the Box.