Noodles and Mushrooms
The new marketing campaign at Noodles and Company seems to be a version of “have it your way”. The signage has all sorts of ways that you can go high-maintenance on your meals. Including on the order number signs.
I am no stranger to the high-maintenance ordering. In fact, it would be a rare day for me to order from a restaurant straight off the menu. I am reminded of the day that, standing in line at Noodles, I first learned how far one could go. A lady said:
“I’d like the mushroom stroganoff with no mushrooms.”
Wait – you can do that? I was so shocked that I interuppted her to clarify. I was informed that the pasta sauce still had mushrooms in it, but I could order it with no additional mushrooms on the top. I was quite pleased. If rather embarrassed that I actually interrupted someone trying to order her lunch. The soup Nazi would have banished me for a year and I would have deserved it.
I am now reminded of this every time I go to Noodles because I seem to get the same slogan on my little sign every time I go in: