Original SoupMan, The

About Original SoupMan, The

In 1984, The Original SoupMan opened its doors at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan. The tiny storefront quickly became a worldwide destination. Rated #1 by Zagat and praised by the New York Times as "Art, not Soup", it set the standard for innovation and excellence long before the famous Seinfeld episode made it a cultural icon. The Company's franchise operations include highly visible locations in the Mohegan Sun Casinos and more.

Soup, Salad and Sandwich Franchise Opportunities

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Franchise Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
All American Deli $35,000 $177,200-$484,950
AMATO'S $25,000 6% $380,000-$500,000
Apple Spice Junction N/A $181,100-$604,700
Arizona Bread Company $25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company $40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Atlantic City Sub Shops $15,000 5% $100,000-$275,000
B2Cafe $35,000 6% 2% $500,000-And Up
Badass Jack's $15,000 $275,000
Baker Bros. American Deli $25,000 4% $430,500-$656,000
Beach Hut Deli $150,000 $167,600-$231,000
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe $22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels $25,000 5% 3% $284,500-$394,000
Blimpie $11,900-$19,900 6% 4% $139,780-$403,450
Blue Chip Cookies Drive N/A $11,000-$15,000
Box Lunch $15,000 $150,000
Buffalo Philly's $18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings $40,000 5% 3.15% $1,997,700-$3,750,700
Cafe Fresh $25,000 $133,500-$253,000
CafeMia $25,000 4.5% 2% local +2%Nat'l $221,000-$374,000
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe $25,000 5% $223,500-$589,500
Capriotti's $30,000-$40,000 6%-7% 3% $365,000-$793,217
Capt. Sub $20,000 $120,000-$160,000
Captain Tony's $10,000-$20,000 4.5% w/cap 2% $197,550-$389,800
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers $8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carusos Sandwich Company $30,000 $110,000-$250,000
Carving Board, The $35,000 $314,500-$621,500
Charleys Philly Steaks $24,500 6% 0.25% $252,081-$580,538
Cheba Hut Toasted Subs $40,000 6% 2% $336,000-$678,000
Chicken Salad Chick $60,000 5% 2% $242,000-$508,200
Cianci European Eatery $25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
City Bites $15,000 5% 1% $186,500-$394,500
Cousins Subs $25,000 6% 2% $182,200-$632,000
Cultures $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Culver $55,000 4% 2.5% $2,043,000-$4,652,000
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches $20,000 6% $391,000-$556,000
Dagwood's Sandwich Shop $20,000 $275,000-$342,000
Dagwoods $25,000 6% 3% $200,000-$250,000
Deli Delicious $25,000-$30,000 6% 2% $122,250-$467,850
Doc Green's Gourmet Salads $25,000 5% $367,000-$655,000
DRUXY'S $30,000 $225,000
Duke Sandwich Company $25,000 6% $90,000-$250,000
East Coast Subs $12,500 6% 4% $99,000-$175,000
East of Chicago Pizza Company $20,000 5% $171,900-$472,200
Energy Kitchen $30,000 5% $750,000-$1,000,000
Erbert & Gerbert's Subs & Clubs $30,000 6% 2% $191,014-$397,535
Erik's DeliCafe $20,000 5% $274,000
Extreme Pizza $30,000 5% 1% $216,000-$469,300
F&M Deli Express $30,000 5% $145,000-$285,000
Fabrika $30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Farmer Boys $45,000 5% 3% $1,063,500-$1,613,500
Firehouse Subs $20,000 6% 3-5% $92,255-$824,846
Fit for Life N/A 7% 0% $180,000-And Up
Franktitude $25,000 6% 2% $169,200-$284,000
Fresh City Franchising $35,000 5% $726,000-$1,140,000
Freshii $35,000 6% 2% $145,000-$420,500
Frullati Cafe & Bakery $30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery $35,000 7% 2% $425,000-$500,000
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs $35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Great Canadian Bagel $20,000 $120,000
Great Outdoors Sub Shops $25,000 $75,000-$260,000
Greenleaf's Grille $22,000-$37,200 5% 1% $219,500-$574,200
Groucho's Deli $18,000-$28,000 5% $99,128-$401,976
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli $35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
HomeSmart $20,000 varies varies $65,500-$205,000
HoneyBaked Ham Company & Cafe, The $30,000 5-6% 3.25% $301,700-$501,500
Hungry Howie's Pizza $25,000 5.5% 6% $228,300-$475,000
Jason's Deli $17,500 $680,000-$905,000
Jerry's Subs & Pizza $25,000 6% $250,000-$350,000
Jersey Mike's Submarines & Salads $18,500 6.5% 5% $193,204-$660,442
Jet's Pizza $25,000 8%-10% Up to 1% $457,500-$651,000
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops $35,000 6% 4.5% $329,500-$557,500
Joey Bag a Donuts $30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Jon Smith Subs $39,500 6% 3% $324,000-$632,484
Jreck Subs $10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
Just Fresh $25,000 5% $500,000-$675,000
Larry's Giant Subs $20,000 6% $136,800-$201,900
Lenny's Sub Shop $20,000-$25,000 6% 2% $188,216-$396,146
Link Business $45,000 6.5% 2% $53,200-$148,500
Locos Grill & Pub $35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
Marcellos $25,000 5% $350,000-$1,000,000
Marco's $25,000 5.5% 5% $289,780-$762,530
Mark's Pizzeria $15,000 3% $125,000-$150,000
McDonald's $45,000 4% 4% $1,058,000-$2,230,000
Melt Shop $35,000 6% 2% $426,944-$767,368
Milio's Sandwiches $30,000 6% 3.5% $180,000-$250,000
Moe's Italian Sandwiches $15,000 5% 1%local +1%Nat'l $93,500-$159,500
Mr. Goodcents $35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Mr. Jims Pizza $11,000 6% 4% $70,000-$100,000
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop $50,000 5% Up to 2% Monthly $99,000-$199,000
Mr. Sub $15,000 5% $160,000
Murphy's Deli $25,000 6% $175,200-$827,500
Mustard Cafe $25,000 5% $304,600-$426,000
My Friend's Place $17,500 Flat Flat $156,650-$260,400
Nature's Table Cafe $35,000 5% $53,200-$316,100
Nature's Way Cafe $20,000 4% $103,300-$201,500
New York 5th Av. Deli $20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
New York Burrito-Gourmet Wraps $15,000 7% $85,000-$150,000
New York NY Fresh Deli $15,000 6% $86,000-$150,000
Newk's $40,000 5% 1.5% $932,000-$1,131,000
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop $29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Bars $32,000 $400,000-$610,000
P.B. Loco N/A $200,000-$390,000
Papa's Pizza To-Go N/A 5% $139,500-$300,000
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe N/A 6% 2% $250,000-$350,000
Planet Grilled Cheese N/A $120,000-And Up
Planet Sub $25,000 5% 1 - 3% $182,000-$402,000
Port Of Subs $7,500-$17,500 5.5% 1% Nat'l +3% Local $124,400-$353,000
Potbelly Sandwich Shop $40,000 6% Up to 4% $503,950-$849,000
Power Smoothie Cafe N/A $9,500
Primo Hoagies $35,000 6% 2% $196,200-$351,500
Pure Health $25,000 $100,000-$200,000
Quiznos $25,000 7% $24,100-$341,800
Red Rock Chili Company $25,000 6% $215,500-$394,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro $30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Rollerz $30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Roly Poly $20,000 4-6% $55,000-$120,000
Ronzio Pizza $15,000 4% $134,000-$183,000
Salad Bowl Cafe, The N/A $100,000-$250,000
Salad Creations Inc. $25,000 6% $160,000-$426,500
Saladarity $30,000 $355,875-$469,275
Saladworks $35,000 5% 3% $401,066-$620,610
San Francisco Oven $25,000 5% $474,100-$807,300
San Francisco Sourdough Eatery $25,000 6% 2% $150,400-$293,800
Sandwich Tree Restaurants $10,000-$17,500 5% 3% $90,000-$120,000
Schlotzsky's $30,000 to6% to4% $503,814-$787,984
Silver Mine Subs N/A $192,000-$342,000
SmashHits Deli N/A 0 0 $10,000-$50,000
Snappy Tomato Pizza $15,000 5% 2.5% $73,000-$142,000
Souper Salad $29,500 $575,700-$865,200
Spicy Pickle $30,000 5% $300,000
Steak Escape, The $25,000 6% $190,200-$1,300,000
streat, The $50,000 6% 2% $160,000-$260,000
Stuft Pizza $30,000 4% $350,000-$650,000
Sub Connection $19,500 5% 2% $198,175-$362,350
Sub Station II $10,500 4% $75,000-$150,000
Submarina $25,000 $218,000-$342,000
Subway $15,000 8% 4.5% $150,050-$328,700
Sweet Peppers Deli $25,000 5% 2% local +1%Nat'l $571,500-$1,560,000
Thundercloud Subs $10,000 $65,000-$90,000
Tim Hortons $35,000 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales 4% of Gross Sales $48,450-$1,690,300
Togo's Eateries, LLC $15,000-$30,000 5% 3% $268,000-$501,500
TossAcross $22,000 $89,000-$200,000
Tossed $25,000 5% 1% $263,500-$397,000
Tropical Smoothie Cafe $30,000 6% 3% $222,095-$569,335
Tubby's Sub Shops $17,500-$20,000 4%-6% 4% $112,900-$293,500
tumble & tea cafe $30,000 6% 2% $225,000-$300,000
USA Subs $30,000 6% 2.5% $296,500-$421,167
Veggirama $25,000-$40,000 $150,000-$175,000
Vitality Bowls $35,000 6% $75,000-$2,000,000
Vivanty's Kitchen N/A $165,000-$185,000
Vocelli Pizza $30,000 5% 1% $156,000-$330,900
W G Grinders $22,500 4.5% 2% $250,000-$300,000
Wall Street Deli $30,000 5% $225,000-$475,000
Which Wich $30,000 6% 2% $203,000-$495,250
Wow! What a Sub!! Boyz Subs & Steaks, The $17,500 4% $187,500-$249,000
Z Pizza $30,000 6% 3% $249,000-$359,000
Zero's Subs $15,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company $39,900 6% 1% $355,900-$648,500
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Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
All American Deli
$35,000 $177,200-$484,950
AMATO'S
$25,000 6% $380,000-$500,000
Apple Spice Junction
N/A $181,100-$604,700
Arizona Bread Company
$25,000 5% $149,000-$341,500
Atlanta Bread Company
$40,000 5% $629,700-$806,300
Atlantic City Sub Shops
$15,000 5% $100,000-$275,000
B2Cafe
$35,000 6% 2% $500,000-And Up
Badass Jack's
$15,000 $275,000
Baker Bros. American Deli
$25,000 4% $430,500-$656,000
Beach Hut Deli
$150,000 $167,600-$231,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe
$22,500-$25,000 5% -7% up to 2% $124,500-$438,000
Big Apple Bagels
$25,000 5% 3% $284,500-$394,000
Blimpie
$11,900-$19,900 6% 4% $139,780-$403,450
Blue Chip Cookies Drive
N/A $11,000-$15,000
Box Lunch
$15,000 $150,000
Buffalo Philly's
$18,000 4% $215,200-$376,100
Buffalo Wild Wings
$40,000 5% 3.15% $1,997,700-$3,750,700
Cafe Fresh
$25,000 $133,500-$253,000
CafeMia
$25,000 4.5% 2% local +2%Nat'l $221,000-$374,000
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe
$25,000 5% $223,500-$589,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Capriotti's
$30,000-$40,000 6%-7% 3% $365,000-$793,217
Capt. Sub
$20,000 $120,000-$160,000
Captain Tony's
$10,000-$20,000 4.5% w/cap 2% $197,550-$389,800
Carla's Sandwiches & Burgers
$8,500 $850/mo. $125/mo. $81,000-$2,400,000
Carusos Sandwich Company
$30,000 $110,000-$250,000
Carving Board, The
$35,000 $314,500-$621,500
Charleys Philly Steaks
$24,500 6% 0.25% $252,081-$580,538
Cheba Hut Toasted Subs
$40,000 6% 2% $336,000-$678,000
Chicken Salad Chick
$60,000 5% 2% $242,000-$508,200
Cianci European Eatery
$25,000 5% $356,000-$508,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
City Bites
$15,000 5% 1% $186,500-$394,500
Cousins Subs
$25,000 6% 2% $182,200-$632,000
Cultures
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Culver
$55,000 4% 2.5% $2,043,000-$4,652,000
D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches
$20,000 6% $391,000-$556,000
Dagwood's Sandwich Shop
$20,000 $275,000-$342,000
Dagwoods
$25,000 6% 3% $200,000-$250,000
Deli Delicious
$25,000-$30,000 6% 2% $122,250-$467,850
Doc Green's Gourmet Salads
$25,000 5% $367,000-$655,000
DRUXY'S
$30,000 $225,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Duke Sandwich Company
$25,000 6% $90,000-$250,000
East Coast Subs
$12,500 6% 4% $99,000-$175,000
East of Chicago Pizza Company
$20,000 5% $171,900-$472,200
Energy Kitchen
$30,000 5% $750,000-$1,000,000
Erbert & Gerbert's Subs & Clubs
$30,000 6% 2% $191,014-$397,535
Erik's DeliCafe
$20,000 5% $274,000
Extreme Pizza
$30,000 5% 1% $216,000-$469,300
F&M Deli Express
$30,000 5% $145,000-$285,000
Fabrika
$30,000-$40,000 $175,000-$500,000
Farmer Boys
$45,000 5% 3% $1,063,500-$1,613,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Firehouse Subs
$20,000 6% 3-5% $92,255-$824,846
Fit for Life
N/A 7% 0% $180,000-And Up
Franktitude
$25,000 6% 2% $169,200-$284,000
Fresh City Franchising
$35,000 5% $726,000-$1,140,000
Freshii
$35,000 6% 2% $145,000-$420,500
Frullati Cafe & Bakery
$30,000 6% $145,900-$519,750
Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery
$35,000 7% 2% $425,000-$500,000
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
$35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Great Canadian Bagel
$20,000 $120,000
Great Outdoors Sub Shops
$25,000 $75,000-$260,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Greenleaf's Grille
$22,000-$37,200 5% 1% $219,500-$574,200
Groucho's Deli
$18,000-$28,000 5% $99,128-$401,976
Heidi's Brooklyn Deli
$35,000 6% $307,700-$428,900
HomeSmart
$20,000 varies varies $65,500-$205,000
HoneyBaked Ham Company & Cafe, The
$30,000 5-6% 3.25% $301,700-$501,500
Hungry Howie's Pizza
$25,000 5.5% 6% $228,300-$475,000
Jason's Deli
$17,500 $680,000-$905,000
Jerry's Subs & Pizza
$25,000 6% $250,000-$350,000
Jersey Mike's Submarines & Salads
$18,500 6.5% 5% $193,204-$660,442
Jet's Pizza
$25,000 8%-10% Up to 1% $457,500-$651,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shops
$35,000 6% 4.5% $329,500-$557,500
Joey Bag a Donuts
$30,000 5% 1% $207,700-$587,800
Jon Smith Subs
$39,500 6% 3% $324,000-$632,484
Jreck Subs
$10,000 6% $49,800-$254,000
Just Fresh
$25,000 5% $500,000-$675,000
Larry's Giant Subs
$20,000 6% $136,800-$201,900
Lenny's Sub Shop
$20,000-$25,000 6% 2% $188,216-$396,146
Link Business
$45,000 6.5% 2% $53,200-$148,500
Locos Grill & Pub
$35,000 4% $575,400-$1,960,000
Marcellos
$25,000 5% $350,000-$1,000,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Marco's
$25,000 5.5% 5% $289,780-$762,530
Mark's Pizzeria
$15,000 3% $125,000-$150,000
McDonald's
$45,000 4% 4% $1,058,000-$2,230,000
Melt Shop
$35,000 6% 2% $426,944-$767,368
Milio's Sandwiches
$30,000 6% 3.5% $180,000-$250,000
Moe's Italian Sandwiches
$15,000 5% 1%local +1%Nat'l $93,500-$159,500
Mr. Goodcents
$35,000 6% 3.5% $211,432-$431,843
Mr. Jims Pizza
$11,000 6% 4% $70,000-$100,000
Mr. Pickle's Sandwich Shop
$50,000 5% Up to 2% Monthly $99,000-$199,000
Mr. Sub
$15,000 5% $160,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Murphy's Deli
$25,000 6% $175,200-$827,500
Mustard Cafe
$25,000 5% $304,600-$426,000
My Friend's Place
$17,500 Flat Flat $156,650-$260,400
Nature's Table Cafe
$35,000 5% $53,200-$316,100
Nature's Way Cafe
$20,000 4% $103,300-$201,500
New York 5th Av. Deli
$20,000 6% 2%local +2%Nat'l $65,000-$110,000
New York Burrito-Gourmet Wraps
$15,000 7% $85,000-$150,000
New York NY Fresh Deli
$15,000 6% $86,000-$150,000
Newk's
$40,000 5% 1.5% $932,000-$1,131,000
NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop
$29,500 5% $300 - $600 $119,000-$208,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
O'Brien's Irish Sandwich Bars
$32,000 $400,000-$610,000
P.B. Loco
N/A $200,000-$390,000
Papa's Pizza To-Go
N/A 5% $139,500-$300,000
Pickleman's Gourmet Cafe
N/A 6% 2% $250,000-$350,000
Planet Grilled Cheese
N/A $120,000-And Up
Planet Sub
$25,000 5% 1 - 3% $182,000-$402,000
Port Of Subs
$7,500-$17,500 5.5% 1% Nat'l +3% Local $124,400-$353,000
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
$40,000 6% Up to 4% $503,950-$849,000
Power Smoothie Cafe
N/A $9,500
Primo Hoagies
$35,000 6% 2% $196,200-$351,500
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Pure Health
$25,000 $100,000-$200,000
Quiznos
$25,000 7% $24,100-$341,800
Red Rock Chili Company
$25,000 6% $215,500-$394,000
Rockn' Joe Coffeehouse & Bistro
$30,000 6% $218,000-$414,000
Rollerz
$30,000 6% 1% $138,900-$456,050
Roly Poly
$20,000 4-6% $55,000-$120,000
Ronzio Pizza
$15,000 4% $134,000-$183,000
Salad Bowl Cafe, The
N/A $100,000-$250,000
Salad Creations Inc.
$25,000 6% $160,000-$426,500
Saladarity
$30,000 $355,875-$469,275
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Saladworks
$35,000 5% 3% $401,066-$620,610
San Francisco Oven
$25,000 5% $474,100-$807,300
San Francisco Sourdough Eatery
$25,000 6% 2% $150,400-$293,800
Sandwich Tree Restaurants
$10,000-$17,500 5% 3% $90,000-$120,000
Schlotzsky's
$30,000 to6% to4% $503,814-$787,984
Silver Mine Subs
N/A $192,000-$342,000
SmashHits Deli
N/A 0 0 $10,000-$50,000
Snappy Tomato Pizza
$15,000 5% 2.5% $73,000-$142,000
Souper Salad
$29,500 $575,700-$865,200
Spicy Pickle
$30,000 5% $300,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Steak Escape, The
$25,000 6% $190,200-$1,300,000
streat, The
$50,000 6% 2% $160,000-$260,000
Stuft Pizza
$30,000 4% $350,000-$650,000
Sub Connection
$19,500 5% 2% $198,175-$362,350
Sub Station II
$10,500 4% $75,000-$150,000
Submarina
$25,000 $218,000-$342,000
Subway
$15,000 8% 4.5% $150,050-$328,700
Sweet Peppers Deli
$25,000 5% 2% local +1%Nat'l $571,500-$1,560,000
Thundercloud Subs
$10,000 $65,000-$90,000
Tim Hortons
$35,000 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales 4% of Gross Sales $48,450-$1,690,300
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Togo's Eateries, LLC
$15,000-$30,000 5% 3% $268,000-$501,500
TossAcross
$22,000 $89,000-$200,000
Tossed
$25,000 5% 1% $263,500-$397,000
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
$30,000 6% 3% $222,095-$569,335
Tubby's Sub Shops
$17,500-$20,000 4%-6% 4% $112,900-$293,500
tumble & tea cafe
$30,000 6% 2% $225,000-$300,000
USA Subs
$30,000 6% 2.5% $296,500-$421,167
Veggirama
$25,000-$40,000 $150,000-$175,000
Vitality Bowls
$35,000 6% $75,000-$2,000,000
Vivanty's Kitchen
N/A $165,000-$185,000
Franchise
Franchise Fee Royalty Advertising Fee Development Costs
Vocelli Pizza
$30,000 5% 1% $156,000-$330,900
W G Grinders
$22,500 4.5% 2% $250,000-$300,000
Wall Street Deli
$30,000 5% $225,000-$475,000
Which Wich
$30,000 6% 2% $203,000-$495,250
Wow! What a Sub!! Boyz Subs & Steaks, The
$17,500 4% $187,500-$249,000
Z Pizza
$30,000 6% 3% $249,000-$359,000
Zero's Subs
$15,000 6% $150,000-$250,000
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company
$39,900 6% 1% $355,900-$648,500