Looking for a new way to start off the weekend with your significant other? Then Noodles & Company on 609 S. Main St. has an offer for you.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Thursdays, the restaurant will be hosting “Noodles Date Night,” a promotional event that offers customers a more upscale dining experience at the restaurant they already know and enjoy.
After making a reservation online, couples will be led to their tables — set with a tablecloth, candles and flowers — where a waitress will provide them with full service. Customers will not order at the register, but will instead be treated as if they’re dining out at a fancy restaurant.
The promotion includes a bottle of wine, any two full-sized entrées from the menu — with protein included at no extra charge — as well as one side each. All of this is provided for only $35. Customers will be provided with full service from a waiter and tips will not be expected or accepted.
The employees at Noodles & Company are not doing this in order to make any extra money. They began the promotion strictly for the enjoyment of ISU students and the people of Normal.
“We wanted to do this because it sounded fun,” Katie Luttrell, Noodles’ assistant general manager, said. “Noodles is, and will, continue to be a place where you don’t need to worry about tipping. With Noodles Date Night, we want you to get a night out and the same food you love for a great price.”
Katie herself will act as the waitress and is very excited to fill this role.
What makes this promotion all the more exciting is the fact that it is completely unique to the Noodles & Company in Normal. In order to make a reservation, log onto www.noodlesevents.com and enter the password datenightnormal. From there, you will be able to view how many openings there are for the evening and choose a time slot appropriately.
Though this is a 21-and-over event, those who are underage and still looking to dine at Noodles & Company on a Thursday night need not worry. Only a certain section of the restaurant will be utilized for the event. Customers looking for a traditional Noodles experience will still be accommodated as usual.
This really is a unique and affordable opportunity to enjoy the company of someone you care about — not to mention a fantastic no-pressure first date idea. The promotion has no end date, but be sure to hurry in before it ends.