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Cash Investment (Liquid): $130000

Minimum Investment: $357900

Maximum Investment: $650500

Minimum Net Worth: $350000

Franchise Fee: $39900

Business Type
  • Retail 


  • B2C


Average # of Employees:

12 Part-time

Participation Type:

  • Owner-Operator

  • Executive Model

  • Semi-Absentee


  • Year Established: 1998

  • Year First Franchised: 2002


Zoup! is the leading soup-differentiated fast-casual restaurant franchise that is defining the category with its premium and propietary soups. Each location offers 12 hand-crafted recipes each day. With "Something for everyone" nutritional options including low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free. Zoup! also offers made-to-order GreenZ! Salads, SandwichZ!, TryTwo! Combos, baked desserts and beverages.

Why US?

 As the creator and leader of the soup-differentiated category of the fast-casual segment, Zoup! has strong niche positioning and the proven ability to get ahead of consumer preferences for fast, fresh and healthy dining. Our franchisees enter the marketplace with a unique offering and do not have to compete against players in the pizza, sub, burger, etc. categories for real estate or customers.

Also, our simplified menu requires no cooking and little prep, which allows for a "front of house" focus. And, franchisees benefit from our strategic and authentic culture, our underlying personality and a combination of our shared behaviors, values and assumptions. This culture forms a foundation for running the business and attracting team members and customers. Culture is a big part of what has made Zoup! the recognized brand it is today.

Zoup! also has created the infrastructure, systems and support programs that give franchisees the tools they need to build their own successful businesses.


Franchisees Benefit From a Strong Brand in a Fast-Growing Segment

 With the same "Everything Matters" philosophy that ensures quality, satisfaction and convenience for our customers, Zoup! has created the infrastructure, systems, and support programs that give franchisees the tools they need to build their own successful businesses. In addition to the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, exciting business that has a proven record of success, Zoup! franchisees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Leader in niche category

  • "Lifestyle hours" of operation

  • Simplified menu items require little prep and no cooking, which allows for a "front of house" focus

  • No sales ramp up or accounts receivable

  • An authentic, strategic and transferable culture


  • U.S. franchisees spend 17 days training at Zoup!'s Michigan headquarters

  • Canadian franchisees split their 17 training days between our Michigan headquarters and Waterloo, Ontario location

  • 2-3 professional trainers also spend 2 weeks onsite prior to and after a store opening

Ideal Candidate

Zoup! is a great franchise opportunity for someone who enjoys working with people, is very organized, works well with systems and is computer savvy. No restaurant experience is required however management experience is a must for motivating a team of 12 part-time employees

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