I have eaten at two different locations of this chain -- one in Wisconsin where I was travelling on business and one here in the Cincinnati area with my wife. I was favorably impressed. (http://www.noodles.com is the website.)
The concept is simple. Choose noodles, soup, or salad, either American, Asian, or Mediterranean. Add Meat or Tofu if you wish. Add soup or salad if you siwh. The food is made to order when you come to the counter. You go to your table with your beverage -- including wine or beer, should you choose -- and your food is brought to you. They clear the tables too. No tipping. Several dishes are available meatless, but you have the option of adding meat.
I had the Indonesian Peanut Saute (in WI) and the Japanese Pan Noodles with marinated steak (near home). My wife had the steak stroganoff. The dishes were well balanced; nothing overdone, nothing underdone. Expertly seasoned. Reasonably priced. And quite delicious.
We have put this on our "go to" list when out running errands or shopping. We'll be back.