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Noodles & Company Prepares for a new Chief Concept Officer

Former Panera executive Scott Davis will become chief concept officer for Noodles & Company, effective June 19, 2024.

Most recently, Davis served as president and chief concept officer at CoreLife Eatery, a 46-unit fast-casual bowl-based concept. Prior to this, Davis was chief concept officer at Panera Bread, where he had responsibility for culinary development, category management, restaurant design, and sustainability efforts, per a release.

Davis’ Panera tenure was marked by a series of menu developments and other innovations that helped drive traffic at the chain, including a bagel program, panini sandwiches, entree salads, the “secret menu,” and free Wi-Fi, per a release announcing his new position.

Noodles & Company has more than 450 units systemwide.