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Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

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One of Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest-growing companies, Zoup! Fresh Soup Company serves fresh, handcrafted soup, salad, and sandwiches with low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options. The franchise's modern menu and custom systems maximize customer satisfaction, restaurant performance, and franchisees success.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$120,000
Net worth required
$350,000
Investment
$386,650 - $576,250
Franchise fee
$39,900
Units in operation
113
Founded
1998
Franchising Since
2003

Own a Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • Fast-casual restaurant offering fresh, handcrafted soup, salad, and sandwiches, with low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options
  • Named one of Inc Magazine’s 500 fastest-growing companies, Zoup! uses technology to maximize customer satisfaction and restaurant efficiency

How does it make money?

  • In-store sales of food and beverages

Who is it for?

  • Those seeking a concept in the fast-casual restaurant space (the fastest-growing category in the restaurant industry)
  • Someone with management experience (necessary) and restaurant experience (helpful but not necessary)

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Oversee store operations and local marketing
  • Manage and motivate your team of 12 part-time employees, who make the food and maintain the store
  • Semi-absentee ownership is available for those opening multiple units

Overview

About Us

Zoup! consistently receives accolades from local and national media and organizations, including: a #25 ranking on “Top 100 Movers & Shakers” by Fast-Casual Magazine, INC magazine’s 2016 “Franchise 500,” HOUR Detroit Magazine’s “Best Soup” and Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concepts!” And, in Franchise Business Review’s independent survey of our own franchisees, we earn high marks in the key areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, and core values.

Why Choose Zoup!

Franchisees Benefit from a Strong Brand in a Fast-Growing Segment

With the same "Everything Matters" philosophy that ensures quality, satisfaction and convenience for our customers, Zoup! has created the infrastructure, systems and support programs that give franchisees the tools they need to build their own successful businesses.

In addition to the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, exciting business that has a proven record of success, Zoup! franchisees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Leader in niche category
  • “Lifestyle hours” of operation
  • Simplified menu items require little prep and no cooking, which allows for a “front of house” focus
  • No sales ramp up or accounts receivable ∙
  • An authentic, strategic and transferable culture ∙
  • No restaurant experience required

Available Territories

Zoup! is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Also, from Ontario, Canada.

Ideal Candidate

Zoup! is a great franchise opportunity for someone that is very organized, works well with systems and enjoys working with people. No restaurant experience is required, however management experience is a must for motivating a team of 12 part-time employees.

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