The 16-outlet Indianapolis-based chain will expand substantially, if plans and hopes materialize.  The first outlets will likely be in Middletown, and near U of L, but no definite sites have been announced yet, according to a recent Business First story.

Noodles & Company ( offers an international, eclectic range of high-carb choices: mac and cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, pad Thai, Japanese udon and Indonesian rice noodles with spicy peanut sauce.

There will also be salads, soups and sandwiches.