We're the leading soup-differentiated fast-casual restaurant franchise, defining the category with our award-winning soup, salad and sandwiches. Each location offers a wide variety of award-winning soups with 12 always-rotating daily recipes, including low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free – all served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. Our menu also features a distinctive array of made-to-order salads and sandwiches. Customer top picks include Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea, but fans can find their own favorites by sampling our soups before they order. In fact, we encourage it!
As passionate as we are about creating great soup and an outstanding customer experience, we're equally inspired to help people change their lives by becoming entrepreneurs. And, to join our franchise family in achieving our big hairy audacious goal – to create and lead the soup-differentiated segment of the Fast-Casual category. Sound good to you? Complete the form below and take the first step toward owning your own successful business.
OUR BACK STORY
Zoup! started with two simple discoveries our founders made while building their first company, which made soup and spice mixes for restaurants. That original business gave the partners kitchen-door access to top chefs and managers at hundreds of restaurants. And, it gave them the chance to confirm what they suspected all along. First, that really good soup is hard to find. And, second, that soup has powerful intangible qualities that elicit feelings of comfort, warmth and well-being for many people. From there they teamed up with a top chef and spent almost two years creating and evaluating recipes.
In 1998 they opened their first location in Southfield, MI. Today, fans can enjoy Zoup!'s soup, salads and sandwiches at 100 locations across the northern United States and in Ontario, Canada.
With the same "Everything Matters" philosophy that ensures quality, satisfaction and convenience for our customers, Zoup! has created systems and support programs that give franchisees the tools they need to build their own successful business.
- Lower cost of entry and shorter hours than other restaurant concepts.
- Strong, niche positioning consistent with consumer preferences for high-quality, fresh food.
- No-cook/simple menu items that need little prep and allow for a “front of house” focus.
- Strategic and authentic culture that provides a foundation for running the business and attracting team members and customers.
- Single-unit, multi-unit and semi-absentee operations that allow for greater financial flexibility.