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    Yang Kee Noodle to open second location
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    For more than a decade Louisvillians have come to know and love Yang Kee Noodle, a local staple that brings a variety of full and fresh Asian flavors right to our bluegrass backyards. Yesterday, Yang Kee Noodle had a groundbreaking at their new restaurant in Middletown Commons on Shelbyville Road off of the Gene Snyder Freeway (near Academy and Texas Roadhouse) that will open this summer.
    A locally owned and operated concept, Yang Kee Noodle blazed the local fast-casual trail, opening at Oxmoor Mall in 2003 and quickly becoming a local favorite. Yang Kee Noodle offers pan-Asian cuisine inspired by the traditional noodle houses found throughout eastern Asia. However, the fast-casual concept is most known for offering create-your-own stir-fry dishes that invite guests to mix and match flavors, fresh ingredients and bold sauces.
    “When we set out to create this unique concept we knew we wanted to do it well and do it right,” said Dan Huckstein, Operating Partner for Yang Kee Noodle. “That meant providing the highest quality Asian cuisine but at a value and a speed that Louisvillians hadn’t seen before. So, it is with pride and excitement that we announce the groundbreaking of our second location.”

    Yang Kee Noodle to open second location

     Unlike most Asian-inspired concepts that specialize in one region, Yang Kee Noodle offers dishes inspired by a variety of different areas, including Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and China. Guests can choose from eastern Asian classics like General Tso’s or Chicken Lo Mein or build their own dish with a create-your-own recipe. The menu, developed by renowned chef and Yang Kee Noodle partner John D. Castro, consists of fresh, innovative ingredients prepared from scratch daily. The fast-casual restaurant’s menu also accommodates a variety of diet restrictions with vegan and gluten free options.

     The new Yang Kee Noodle will feature a revamped interior, taking a local favorite and adding a fresh, modern atmosphere. The design of the new 3,000 square foot restaurant aims to compliment the concept’s dedication to variety, customization and freshness. The new location will include 90 indoor seats with an additional 30 on an outdoor patio. The local restaurant will also offer a selection of wine and craft beer, curbside pick-up, online ordering, catering and is available via Takeout Taxi.
    As the first locally owned and operated fast-casual restaurant in Louisville, Yang Kee Noodle has developed a reputation for fast, friendly service that doesn’t compromise on quality.  Ranked “Best Take Out In Louisville” in 2013 and 2014, the concept has seen incredible growth in the last few years as the fast-casual category has grown in popularity. NJV Louisville, which owns and operates Yang Kee Noodle, is opening their second location because of the great support they have received from their customers. And, Louisvillians should stay tuned because plans for additional locations may be right around the corner.

    About Yang Kee Noodle
    Yang Kee Noodle is a Louisville-based Pan-Asian style restaurant concept featuring fresh and flavorful dishes inspired by the noodle houses and cuisine throughout Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and China.  Chef John Castro, Executive Chef of Winston’s at Sullivan University, is a partner and creative force behind Yang Kee Noodle. 

    Photos Courtesy of Yang Kee Noodle's Instagram

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