Reddy also talked about Noodles' menu, which includes complex dishes, ones not found at any other fast-casual chain. He said the menu offers lots of choices, noting that "we make things just like
in your kitchen at home." Noodles has many healthy alternatives under 500 calories. When asked about competition, Reddy characterized Noodles as a "category of one" given its wide variety of foods all under one roof. No one else is doing what Noodles does, he continued. Cramer said that while Noodles is pricey, trading at 77 times earnings with a 21% growth rate, he'd be a buyer of the stock if the market continues to send shares lower.