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Noodles & Company Opens Fourth Austin Location In Westlake Community

AUSTIN, TX (January 21, 2013) – Noodles & Company, the restaurant that serves made-to-order noodles, salads and sandwiches inspired by cuisines from around the world, is scheduled to open its fourth location in Austin on January 28th.  Located at 3300 Bee Caves Road in the Flagship Randall’s shopping center, Noodles & Company is known for bringing a variety of world cuisines together under one roof, featuring both classic and contemporary flavors that please everyone from adults to children. Founded in 1995, Noodles & Company was created to deliver convenient and fresh, prepared-to-order, flavorful food at affordable prices (average price: $7). Flavors from around the world are showcased in dishes such as Japanese Pan Noodles, Pad Thai, Penne Rosa, Wisconsin Mac and Cheese and Spaghetti & Meatballs.  World cuisine is also offered via soups, salads and sandwiches.  Everything at Noodles & Co. can be customized by adding (or subtracting) a protein, veggie or cheese.  Guests are able to stop in for a fast lunch or can leisurely enjoy a longer, more traditional meal.

Noodles & Company strives to use locally sourced products whenever possible and proudly serves three local beers from Blanco-based Real Ale Brewery including Fireman’s 4 and Lost Gold IPA.

With a nutrition and allergen guide available on site and online, gluten-free* and vegan menu** choices are plentiful and easy to find.  For the diet conscious, the restaurant offers dozens of combos with 500 calories or less, easily located on the menu or, for planners, on a downloadable cheat sheet on the website.

Noodles & Company also offers a family-style to-go option for large groups called Square Bowls. Each Square Bowl is customizable and serves four to six people - a tasty solution for the soccer team, office meeting or family gathering.

Current Noodles & Co restaurants in Austin are located at the Northcross Shopping Center on 2525 W. Anderson Lane at the Arboretum at 9671 Great Hills Trail and on The Drag at 2402 Guadalupe Street.


The newest Austin location will be open Sunday – Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Convenient carry-out, phone-in or fax-in orders are available. Guests may reach the new restaurant on by calling 512-329-5923.


* We sell noodles, and a lot of them, so we can’t guarantee that your food won’t come into contact with gluten, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. There is no gluten in the ingredients.

** While there is no commonly accepted definition for vegan, we define it as menu items that don’t contain meat, fish, dairy, eggs or other animal products.

About Noodles & Company - Your World Kitchen

Noodles and pasta are the common ingredient found in all the world's great cuisines.  At Noodles & Company, we bring the word's classic noodles and pasta dishes together under one roof to create Your World Kitchen. Japanese Pan Noodles rests comfortably next to Penne Rosa and even Wisconsin Mac & Cheese. And our global flavors don't end with the noodle. Inspired by the some of the most popular flavor combinations in the world, we offer soup, salads, and sandwiches too. This means that everything is cooked to order, just as you like it, using quality ingredients.  Each dish is delivered to the table in under five minutes allowing guests to stop in for a quick bite or to relax and enjoy a more traditional dining experience – all without the need to tip.  We have been bringing authentic flavors from around the world to your neighborhood since 1995. From Connecticut to California, we have more than 300 restaurants in 26 states. To take a tour of our global menu on our website at

He’s For Me™ Announces Offline Matchmaking for Professional Gay Men

New Business Hosts Austin Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s First “Rainbow Ribbon Cutting” on January 4th


Austin-based Franchise Designed for Expansion to Dallas, Houston, and More

(AUSTIN, TX January 2013) He’s For Me (H4M-Austin) is a private, offline, and highly customized matchmaking service designed exclusively for select gay professionals seeking long-term relationships.  Designed, owned and operated by Austin businesswoman and certified matchmaker, Tammy Shaklee, the new niche service provides modern-day matchmaking customized exclusively for underserved busy professionals.

AGLCC (Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce) board members will officially welcome H4M to Austin and learn more about the inspiration, research, development and launch process of this gay-centric franchise at a “Rainbow Ribbon Cutting” this Friday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

Shaklee, herself the happily married result of an offline matchmaking service in Austin, saw the need for a similar confidential, exclusive offline service for busy gay male professionals. “H4M introduces sophisticated gay professional men, and allows for traditional introductions, courting, and dating, with the goal of a long-term relationship,” she said.

As a former broadcast journalist, Texas political director and philanthropy CEO, Shaklee researched current trends, behaviors, and dating opportunities for Austin’s professional gay men.  She then conducted more than three months of confidential one-on-one focus group interviews with gay professional men from age 25 to 65.  Input helped customize the offline matchmaking process, service, and communications.

“My husband and I just celebrated our four-year anniversary – the result of hiring an offline matchmaker in Austin eight years ago. When I realized our busy professional gay friends didn’t have that same opportunity, I started the research and set out to make it happen,” Shaklee says.

Officially launched in November 2012, H4M now serves members in and outside of Austin while attending gay-centric events and networking opportunities in search of ideal matches. Shaklee is proud to join AGLCC as one of Austin’s newest gay-centric businesses. “The AGLCC immediately introduced me to fellow pro-equality businesses and service providers for not only our Austin office, but for every franchise as we look to expand our matchmaking service to cities like Denver, Atlanta, and even Miami.”

H4M-Austin rewards those who refer friends and family to H4M matchmaking services.  With each new member or client, H4M offers a gift to a local charity of your choice through the Austin Community Foundation gift card program.

For an extensive description of the H4M creation, its process, and blog entries by the matchmaker, visit

About Tammy Shaklee:

Shaklee has been a natural and personable connector through three successful careers. She is a former broadcast journalist and Texas Senate District Director for the late Senator Teel Bivins, former Ambassador to Sweden. After graduating Leadership Texas in 1996, she followed her passion for mentoring by replicating a national mentoring program in an at-risk Texas high school to keep students from dropping out.  She served as a Donor Services Director for a $150 million community foundation before becoming the CEO of Austin’s chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, where she increased revenues 250% in six years and increased children served by 150%.  Her success led to consulting in nonprofit management as a leader in best practices on policy, procedure and internal controls.  Happily married and without kids, she volunteers in leadership, historic preservation, hosts a monthly salon of media-savvy women, regularly offers tips in the H4M blog and is working on her first book.



Jardin De Ninos Interlingua Expands to Lakeway In January 2013

(AUSTIN, TEXAS) December 3, 2012 – Jardin de Niños Interlingua (JNI), the Spanish Immersion Day School with two locations in Austin, will open the doors to its third location in Lakeway at 107 Ranch Rd 620, Suite 300. On January 4th, the school will open to students from age three to kindergarten, and after the first year JNI will take applications for students up to third grade. All three schools are NAEYC accredited and are in the final steps of gaining International Baccalaureate certification. Executive director and founder of JNI, Adriana Rodriguez, has named Tracy Marie Price as the director of the Lakeway school. Coming by way of California, Price has worked in child care for more than 20 years as a teacher, master teacher and lab school manager and director to name a few.

“Our goal is to produce well-rounded students that will contribute to this global society, whether it is through language or knowledge about the cultures around them,” said JNI Rodriguez. “Our staff is eager to welcome new families to our JNI community and to introduce students to our immersion approach.”

Founded in 2007 with 20 children, JNI’s expansion will educate more than 250 students throughout its three locations. JNI maintains small class sizes, Spanish immersion at pre-toddler age and by four years of age, French and Mandarin are introduced. In time, the new campus will run as the other two locations incorporating cultural-minded lessons based on other cultures’ norms, foods and traditions; musical education with guitar lessons offered onsite and a new theater class scheduled for Fall 2012.

About Jardín de Niños Founded by Adriana Rodriguez in 2007, Jardín De Niños Interlingua (JNI) is a Spanish immersion school for children three months through fifth grade with three locations in Austin. The NAEYC accredited school and official candidate for the International Baccalaureate accreditation believes that reaching children at an early age is the best time to provide experiences that prepare them to successfully maneuver in a multilingual and multicultural world.

JNI utilizes a Spanish language program in which the children are immersed in Spanish while participating in educational activities. Once a child reaches the age of 4, French and Mandarin are also introduced once a week. The school integrates standards for kinder through elementary curriculums that aligns with International baccalaureate frame work. JDNI is working on becoming an accredited International Baccalaureate institution. Follow JNI on Facebook for information on school happenings, activities and ways parents can get involved. For more information, visit


NewsworthyLisa O'Neill