Noodles & Co.’s no-tip strategy a key to success

Noodles & Co.’s no-tip strategy a key to success

Fast casual standout Noodles & Co. thrives by creating a tip-free environment. Could your restaurant to do the same?

Tip jars are fixtures in many parts of the restaurant world. They seem innocuous—but not to an operator who sees their presence as a competitive disadvantage in today’s value-driven environment.  That’s the thinking at Broomfield, CO-based Noodles & Co., which attributes part of its long-running success—the fast casual chain is up to 255 units with more on the way—to a strict no-tipping policy.

Company c.e.o. Kevin Reddy says the economics

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