December 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // CARLE PLACE, NY – Soup lovers on Long Island are in luck. The nation’s most popular fast-casual, fresh-soup concept – Zoup! – has broken ground in the hamlet of Carle Place.
The new restaurant is currently under construction at 19 Old Country Road, in the Country Glen Shopping Center in Carle Place. It will be the first Zoup! on Long Island and the third in New York State.
Zoup! features hundreds of award-winning soup recipes with 12 rotating daily varieties, including low-fat, low-cal, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options, all served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. Customer favorites include Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea. The menu also features made-to-order salads and sandwiches, and all menu items are available in convenient catering sizes for groups of 10 or more.
“We’re thrilled to bring Zoup!’s award-winning recipes to residents, workers and shoppers in and around Country Glen,” said Annie Hsu, who owns the Carle Place franchise with her sister, Ming Chung. “Zoup! is an absolutely wonderful and unique restaurant concept, and we know that our friends and neighbors on Long Island will love the fresh, delicious soup and other items we will be serving.”
To help customers select from the daily soups, sampling is encouraged. And, for those looking to save time, a daily soup menu and online ordering are available. Customers also can sign up online to receive a daily email menu.
“We created Zoup! after discovering that really good soup is hard to find,” said Eric Ersher, Zoup!’s founder and CEO. “Also, in talking to people, it became clear that there’s something special about soup and the way it elicits thoughts of family, well-being and comfort for many people. We strive to offer authentic, hand-crafted soups that are as good – and as ‘feel-good’ – as the homemade soups our mothers and grandmothers used to make.”
As an established brand throughout the United States and Canada – with 99 restaurants in 19 states/provinces – Zoup! is targeting New York as part of an overall expansion strategy.
For more information and a complete menu, please visit zoup.com.
Founded in 1998, Zoup! is the leading fast-casual soup concept restaurant that is defining the category with its premium and proprietary soups and other recipes. A dining experience that features 12 always-rotating soup varieties each day in an environment that focuses on comfort, satisfaction and convenience, Zoup! has grown its network of franchises to nearly 100 restaurants. For more information, visit zoup.com or zoupfranchise.com.
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