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.

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Zoup! Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The franchise business is a soup-differentiated fast casual restaurant business featuring a variety of soups, sandwiches and salads. Each location offers 12 hand-crafted varieties each day from its collection of hundreds of proprietary recipes. Zoup! restaurants also package larger quantities of food for consumption by larger groups referred to as "CaterZoup!". These CaterZoup! packages may be picked-up by the customer or delivered to the customer.

The franchise business is a quick casual restaurant that sells gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches and related items to the general public. It is possible to purchase a single franchise or an area development franchise. If the franchisee wishes to open two or more Zoup! restaurant franchises within an exclusive area, they can sign an area development agreement. The area developer is given the exclusive right to open Zoup! restaurant franchises in the designated area during the term of the area development agreement.

The franchisor does not offer any direct or indirect financing to their franchisees nor do they guarantee any note, lease or obligation.

The training program will be conducted without charge for up to 2 people who are owners of the franchise or management employees of the franchise. The franchisor will train additional people if the franchisee requests, but it may charge a reasonable fee for each additional person trained. The training program will generally be conducted over a 15 day period. Franchisees or their owners and management employees may be required to attend additional training, sales programs and meetings reasonably specified.

Company Details

Established: 1998
First Unit Franchised: 2003
Franchised Units: 100
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In:?IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NY, ND, RI, SD, VA, WA, WI?

Not Offering Franchises in The States of: AK, AL, CA, FL, GA,?HI, LA, MS, NC, NM, NV,?OK, SC & TX?

Offering Franchises in the Provinces of Ontario, Canada

Support and Training Offered By Zoup!

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: No
Training: 15 Day Michigan?New Owner?Training Program and 10 Day On Site Grand Opening Training Support

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Zoup! Franchise.

What does a Zoup! Franchise Cost?

Zoup! franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $120,000
Total Investment: $386,860 - $576,250
Minimum Net Worth: $350,000
Franchise Fee: $39,900
Royalty: 6%
Brand Fund: 1%? Customer Service: .5%
Average Number of Employees: 12 PT
Passive Ownership: Semi absentee can manage the manager if have 15-20 hours a week.
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes-additional revenue stream through our catering program

Is Zoup! a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Zoup! is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Zoup! a Home Based franchise?

No. Zoup! is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Zoup! Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Zoup! franchisees make. Zoup! offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Zoup! a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Zoup! is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Zoup! Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Zoup! franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Zoup! Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Zoup! franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Zoup! Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Zoup! franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Zoup! Looking for International franchisees?

No. Zoup! franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Zoup! Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Zoup! franchises for sale. We may have Zoup! franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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