Rank no. 305 – Zoup! Systems LLC – US
Products & Services: Soups, salads & sandwiches
Number of Locations: 52
Total Investment: $365.89K – 558.9K
Began Franchising: 2003
The first Zoup! opened in 1998 in Southfield, MI, a suburb of Detroit. Over the next vive years, the founders opened five more Detroit-area locations, and in 2003 they began to franchise the concept. Zoup! restaurants feature 12 rotating daily varieties of soup, including low-fat and vegetarian options. Made-to-order salads, grilled sandwiches and baked goods are also available.
Net Worth: $350,000
Liquid Cash Available: $120,000 – $150,000
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
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Zoup! is the leading fast-casual soup concept restaurant that is defining the category with its premium and proprietary soups as well as sandwiches and salads. Each location offers 12 hand-crafted varieties each day from its collection of hundreds of proprietary recipes. “Something for Everyone" nutritional options include low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free and low-points. All recipes feature all-natural, fresh ingredients and complex layers of taste and flavor. Zoup! also offers made-to-order GreenZ! Salads, SandwichZ! TryTwo! Combos, baked desserts and beverages. Zoup! consistently receives accolades from local and national media and organizations, including #4 of Top 100 Movers & Shakers by Fast Casual Magazine, INC magazine, HOUR Detroit Magazine’s “Best Soup" and Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concepts!"