Sunday, April 09, 2017

Noodles & Company closes both Bethesda restaurants (Photos)

Noodles & Company may not know how to turn its struggling brand around, but they sure do know how to make an exit. Their Bethesda restaurants on Elm Street, and at Westfield Montgomery Mall, have both abruptly closed. They quickly stripped both locations of all signage and sign that they had ever been a Noodles & Company, as if it would reduce the embarrassment of what transpired somehow. Noodles & Company puts more energy into closing than the Montgomery County Council has in 20 years!
Sign quickly removed from
the Elm Street restaurant
downtown, unlike
100 Montaditos, where the
sign remains even after a new
tenant leased the space!

Interior of Elm Street location
Westfield Montgomery Mall

They want you to know the
Congressional Plaza location
is still open

Pretty spartan dining room

Perhaps noodles aren't working
in the age of
"carbohydrates are evil"

Wouldn't Coastal Flats or
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
have been a better choice here?

They yanked the sign off
immediately here, too


Anonymous said...

Because crappy restaurants usually close. Bethesda is an embarrassment. There are so few food establishments that are worth the money. When are truly awesome places going to come to our town? Just boggles the mind.

Anonymous said...

Bethesda Row is catching Montgomery Mall's death-spiral cooties.

Barwood Sucks said...

Montgomery Mall still has the restaurant hardest to get a table at on a Saturday night- Cheesecake Factory.

Anonymous said...

6:15 Just what the hell is a "awesome" place in your mind? You probably enjoy to pig fodder from a Cracker Barrel or Bob Evans.

Anonymous said...

its probably because rents raised in the mall with the rennovation

Maloney Concrete said...

Disappointing to lose ShopHouse & Noodles within a couple of weeks of each other!

Roald said...

Can we get an Irish Pub back in that space?

Anonymous said...


Bring back Oodles of Noodles, though.

I remember Giffords said...

Bring back Blockbuster Video to the Row!

Anonymous said...

@6:15 - No jackass! How bout The Dabney? Smoked and Stacked? Cheesecake? District Taco? Taco Bomba? Just to name a few.

Anonymous said...

That was a chain pub but pretty good spot. I agree.