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
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.
Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Midwest, Northeast, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada.
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
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).
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Franchise Ranking History
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!”