Noodles and Company debuts Impossible Orange Chicken Lo Mein

Featured dish made with plant-based Panko Chicken from Impossible Foods

Noodles and Company debuted an Impossible Orange Chicken Lo Mein made with Panko Chicken in select markets. The partnership with Impossible Foods led to the introduction of a chicken-like protein that is made from plants. The rollout occurred at select restaurants in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

Impossible Foods’ plant-based chicken provides 13 grams of protein and no cholesterol. It also contains less than 2 grams of saturated fat per serving.

In a statement, the Broomfield, Colo.-based restaurant chain described the Impossible Panko Chicken as having a crunchy and meaty texture.

The Noodles Impossible Orange Chicken Lo Mein is the featured plant-based chicken menu item. Nevertheless, customers can add Impossible Panko Chicken to any dish on the menu.

“Our guests took so well to Zoodles, Caulifloodles and our upcoming LEANguini launch, that adding a delicious plant-based protein option to our menu was the clear next move to explore,” said Nick Graff, executive chef and vice president of culinary at Noodles and Company. “When selecting a partner to test our first-ever plant-based protein Impossible Foods was an easy choice. Like Noodles, Impossible believe that the future starts with your plate and we’re moving forward change one meal at a time.”

In addition to providing vegetarian and flexitarian meal options, the fast casual offers a nutrition calculator. The chain said its technology aids customers with their nutritional goals and preferences.


Noodles and Company operates 450 restaurants.

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