Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Franchise

Soups, salads and sandwiches

The first Zoup! opened in 1998 in Southfield, MI, a suburb of Detroit. Over the next five 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, vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options. Made-to-order salads, sandwiches and baked goods are also available.

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How much does it cost to open a Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Franchise is between $355,900-$648,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $39,900 which grants you the license to run a business under the Zoup! Fresh Soup Company name.

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    5 years, Renewable for 3 additional 5 year periods

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When did the first Zoup! Fresh Soup Company open? 1998
When did Zoup! Fresh Soup Company start Franchising? 2003
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

On-The-Job Training: 72 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours

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30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10 - 14

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Business Experience:

  • Restaurant experience is helpful but not required
  • Strong Management Skills Important

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

    Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

    Zoup! Fresh Soup Co.
    28290 Franklin Rd.
    Southfield, MI


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