Fast-casual chain Noodles files for IPO of an undetermined size. In its released financials, the...

|By:, SA News Editor

Fast-casual chain Noodles files for IPO of an undetermined size. In its released financials, the company indicated revenue grew from $170M in 2008 to $300M in 2012. At current growth rates, Noodles could expand to 2.5K restaurants over the next 15 to 20 years and eventually give Panera (PNRA -0.5%), Qdoba (JACK -0.4%), and Chipotle (CMG -1.3%) something to think about. Noodles is expected to trade under the symbol NDLS. (S-1)