Zoup! Fresh Soup Company

  • Zoup! Systems, LLC
28290 Franklin Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
  • (888) 778-7687 / (586) 619-2140
  • (586) 619-2167 (Fax)
  • Mr. Richard Zimmer, Director of Franchise Development and Real Estate

ZOUP! FRESH SOUP COMPANY, named one of Inc. Magazine's '500 fastest-growing companies,' is the country's leading quick-casual soup restaurant - defining the category with its fresh, handcrafted and all-natural soups, sandwiches and salads. Best known for 'taking soup to the next level,' ZOUP! has used its 'everything matters' philosophy to build the state-of-the-art infrastructure, systems and support programs that make franchisees successful. Offering geographic areas to motivated people.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1997

Franchising Since: 2003

Operating Units

Franchised Units 72 97.3%
Company-Owned Units 2 2.7%
Total Operating Units 74 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA N/A N/A
Canada N/A N/A
International N/A N/A
Total 0 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Michigan 14

Registered in the following Registration States

Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member Yes
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 8
Site Selection
Assistance
Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Brochures, Catalogs, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Promotional Items, Site Signs, Videos
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies
Other Marketing Support Web Access

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included

Training

Training Store 10-14 Days
More New-Site Opening 1 Week
Corporate Office 1-2 Days
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Financial Requirements

Investment

Minimum Net Worth $300K
Cash Investment $150-300K
Total Investment $230-398K
Average Total Investment $314K

Fees

Initial Franchise Fee $25K
Average Franchise Fee $25K
On-Going Royalty 5%
Average Royalty 5%
Advertising Fee 1%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 6
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 6
Space Needs (in square feet) 2,000
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center, Regional Mall
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 2
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Agreements?
Yes, for 1 year
Sub-Franchisor
Contracts?
No
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 12
USA Yes, MI, OH, IL, PA, IN, WI, NJ, IA, MO, MN
Canada No
Overseas No
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