This popular chain has one restaurant in Boise, Nampa. Meridian will have two soon

Noodles & Company doesn’t have to throw its concept against the wall in Idaho.

Because at this point the answer is clear: it sticks.

After debuting at The Village at Meridian in 2012, the popular chain doubled in size more than a decade later. A second Meridian store will open on Wednesday, June 26 at 3103 W. Milano Drive. That’s off North Ten Mile Road, near West McMillan Road.

It will be the fourth Noodles & Company location in the Treasure Valley. There is also one in the City of Trees at 535 N. Milwaukee St. (near Boise Towne Square) and in Nampa at 275 N. Happy Valley Road.

At Noodles & Company, customers order globally inspired noodle dishes at the counter and wait for them to be delivered to their table. The menu will include “the fast-casual industry’s first tortelloni and new salads from the chef,” according to a publicist. There’s also “a generous guest rewards program, along with convenient pickup, delivery and in-restaurant dining.”

Founded in 1995 in Colorado, Noodles & Company has grown to hundreds of locations by celebrating noodles and selection. Rather than just specializing in Asian noodle dishes, for example, the menu offers a global variety.

“From Penne Rosa to Japanese Pan Noodles, our Med Salad to our world-famous Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, our menu is full of made-to-order, globally inspired noodle bowls and dishes,” Noodles & Company brags on its website.

As the price of eating out increases, Noodles & Company remains cost-conscious, if not always health conscious. Check out the $10 Mac & Cheese Meal Deal: a regular bowl of Wisconsin Mac & Cheese – “Now 50% Cheesier” – a Coca-Cola Freestyle drink and a Rice Crispy Treat.

Yum. For that price, we’ll count the Rice Krispies as a vegetable, Mom.