Thursday, July 22, 2010

I want a sandwich - Let's go to Noodles?

So yesterday I was given an opportunity for free lunch by Noodles and Company.  You like Noodles right.  Yum.  So I jumped at the free lunch chance and free lunch was...sandwiches?  It turns out that Noodles have launched a line of sandwiches at their stores.  I loved the story about how they came about.  It turns out that the employees got sick of eating Mac and Cheese and Pad Thai every day so they started making their own sandwiches for their meals.

Well it only took several years for the management to notice but when they did they jumped at the idea and they have launched the sandwiches in Minnesota, Ohio, Kentucky and Colorado.  As of September 1, 2010, the sandwiches will be at all Noodles and Company locations nationwide. 

So at our lunch they brought all 5 of their sandwiches for us to sample. They are:

The Med
Chicken, mushrooms, spinach, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion, cilantro and feta served with their Med dressing served on a flatbread.

The Veggie Med
All of the above with no chicken.

Spicy Chicken Caesar
Chicken, romaine, field greens spicy Caesar dressing, wonton strips and parmesan on flatbread.

Wisconsin Cheesesteak
Sauteed beef, their classic Mac and Cheese sauce, cheddar-jack cheese, red onion, red bell pepper and mushrooms on flatbread.

Mmmeatball
Meatballs, spicy marinara sauce and parmesan on a ciabatta roll.

I was happy to sample 4 of them, all but the Med.  My favorite, which should be no surprise to anyone, was the Wisconsin Cheesesteak.  It was very tasty and had great veggies in it too.  I was also a big fan of the meatball sandwich, which also seemed to be the hit with the kids at the lunch.  The Spicy Chicken Caeser seemed to be a nice balance and it wasn't a salad in a sandwich, which I appreciated.  As good as those were though, I thought that the Veggie Med is about the best example of a veggie sandwich that I've had.  It is hard to do veggie's well and it was extremely tasty.  And when I discovered that the veggie is 300 calories I realized I may have discovered my go-to quick, healthy lunch.

It was a treat to head up to Minnehaha and have a free lunch with some of my blogger friends, but it is even more fun to share it with you and give stuff away.  Thanks to Noodles I have 3 pairs of FREE sandwich coupons to give away.  So leave a comment sharing which one you'd like to try to enter to win two free sandwiches (leave an email too please).  I'll draw for the winners on Tuesday morning July 27th.

* Noodles supplied the coupons to give away to you and they gave a few for my family too.  They also gave us the great lunch and the information I shared with you.  However they did not pay us or demand our opinions.  My opinions are my own to share with you.

18 comments:

Robin said...

'Kay, I'm a sucker for Noodles and the sammies look so yummy. The cheesesteak looks delightful!

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kristine said...

Do I really have to pick just one?! I guess I'd also pick the Wisconsin XCheesesteak as a first try! Soooo nummy!!!

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Amber said...

Um, yum! Being that I'll be in MN in August...

Chris is totally excited about the meatball. When I told him about Noodles and sandwiches, I told him 'I'm either going to ruin your world or make it twice as good', because he never gets anything but mac & cheese...and now he'll have to choose.

Me? I'm ready for this spicy chicken caesar thing. Yum!

Laura said...

spicy chicken caesar. Yum. My husband would get the mmmmeatball and our daughter would sample both and get sauce from each all over my shirt!

Denise said...

the med - without dressing. :)

Becky B said...

While I love a good meatball sandwich, I gotta go for the Cheesesteak, as long as they can 86 the red bell pepper. It has no place on any sandwich of mine.

Monkeymama said...

I'd love to try the cheese steak. YUM!

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beautyredefined said...

Sounds tasty, sister dear! I would love to try some of those sandwiches, and depending on how healthy I'm feeling, I'd try either the veggie med or the wisconsin cheesesteak. Nom!

The Marketing Mama said...

Cool - the med and the cheesesteak ones sound like something I would like! :)

Suzi said...

Ya, the cheesesteak sounds yummy.

Anti-Supermom said...

Glad to see that you were able to go, I couldn't figure out a way to bring all four kids there (with my sanity intact!) ;)

I'd love to try the veggie one - yummy!

Rebecca said...

There is no such thing as a free lunch! Ha ha ha ha...

I suspect the cheese steak will be my favorite, too. YUM.

Stacey said...

Mmmmm...meatball or cheesesteaks....meatball or cheesesteaks. This could be difficult.
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Karla said...

I would try the Med, probably. Yum! You know my email so I won't post it here.

Valerie said...

I think I'd have to choose the Med and the Mmmeatball. The Chicken Caesar sounds really good too, though. Hmmm, tough one!

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Kristie said...

I want to try that Wisconsin Cheesesteak! Sounds yummy!

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Alexa said...

I would love to try the Spicy Chicken Caesar! I'm a Caesar fan of any kind, it would be nice to try a new spin on it.

DaisyGal said...

we don't have a Noodles on the East Coast do we??? This place sounds amazing and those sandwiches, YUM!