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Rank no. 305 – Zoup! Systems LLC – US

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Products & Services: Soups, salads & sandwiches

Number of Locations: 52

Total Investment: $365.89K – 558.9K

Founded: 1998

Began Franchising: 2003

About Zoup! Systems LLC

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.

Franchise Units

2013 45 3 0 4
2012 38 1 0 3
2011 31 1 0 3
2010 18 0 0 6
2009 17 0 0 5
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Midwest, Northeast, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $365,900 – $558,900
Franchise Fee: $39,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable

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).

Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee’s location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Seasonal marketing plans, in-store & online promotions

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #305 (2013), #300 (2012), #316 (2011),

About Us

Zoup 05Zoup! 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!"



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