Noodles and Company is hands down one of my favorite, if not THE favorite fast food restaurants. It's food made fast, not FAST food. They offer a wide variety of pasta dishes, as well as some non pasta choices (introduced during the Atkins craze). The pasta is excellent. The dishes are fresh and interesting. This is not just your marinara sauce and meatballs joint. Asian, Japanese, Mac and cheese..it's all there. They also have breads, salads, desserts, soft drinks, juices, wine, and beer.