A) Challenges: Culture issues & National brand
One of the biggest challenges Noodles & Company is facing is to make sure that Noodles & Company values of respect, passion, balance, and fun are alive and well at the restaurant level. The management does worry about maintaining those attributes. Will Noodles & Company be able to hire for those values and promote them within the general pool as fast as they are building stores? Driving and instilling the culture throughout the organization, to transfer the culture from the central-support office, in touch with the customer and carrying on the culture, meeting operating expectations to deliver the same product offering and consistence level of service to embody the vision "every guest, every bowl, every time", to preserve Noodles & Company's unique culture, are the challenges that Noodles & Company is facing. On a national level, one of the greatest challenges will be to transfer the spirit, culture to other locations / states from the central-support office. Noodles & Company is entering into an important era of national brand expansion.
In addition to improving...