DENVER (December 5, 2022) – The MJ Companies, a leading risk management and employee benefits agency, has announced its partnership with Denver-based restaurant organization Noodles & Company.

The addition of Noodles & Company further elevates MJ’s client portfolio and comes on the heels of the company entering the Colorado market in April. In this partnership, The MJ Companies will be designing and maintaining a competitive, innovative, and financially sustainable benefits package that meets the diverse needs of all team members at Noodles.

“Noodles is not only an institutional company in the Colorado market, but a pioneer in the restaurant industry that has always been among the first in its space to roll out innovative solutions to its team members,” said Courtney Hutchison, market president-Colorado of MJ. “We are committed to maintaining that same level of focus and excellence as we collaborate and serve as a strategic partner while Noodles continues to expand its footprint.”

Within the evaluation process, Noodles carefully selected a small subset of qualified brokers and consultants for consideration. As the process went on, it was evident Noodles was interested in partnering with a nimble, client service-focused firm that also had deep experience consulting to other employers in the restaurant industry.

“As we explored our partnership options, and evaluated several different potential vendors, we ultimately determined that MJ’s core values, services and capabilities aligned best with our needs,” said Sue Petersen, executive vice president of inclusion, diversity, and people at Noodles & Company. “We not only saw what MJ could provide for us from a data analytics standpoint, but from a team member services perspective. Having worked with MJ’s Colorado leadership in the past, we’re excited for what the future has in store as we continuously develop our partnership and provide our team with tailored benefits packages designed to meet their specific needs.”

The MJ Companies, one of the largest privately held insurance agencies in America, is a commercial and personal insurance, risk management, retirement and employee benefits consulting agency that since 1964 has grown from a two-person start-up to an agency with more than 200 employees. With offices in Phoenix, Indianapolis and now Denver, MJ specializes in a diverse selection of service lines, including construction, energy, transportation, manufacturing, sororities and recycling as well as a complete suite of employee benefits programs and services. The MJ Companies believes in a data-driven, tech-enabled approach that helps give clients the best choices and supports a fact-over-fiction decision-making process. MJ serves clients in more than 54 countries and in every U.S. state.



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