February 17, 2017 // Franchising.com // SEATTLE, WASH. – Soup lovers in Seattle are in luck. The nation’s most popular fast-casual, fresh-soup concept – Zoup! – has broken ground in Bothell.
The new restaurant will be located at 1410 228th St. SE, in the Canyon Park Place shopping center. When it opens in mid-April, it will be the first Zoup! in the Seattle area and the second in Washington.
“We’re thrilled to bring Zoup!’s award-winning recipes to Seattle,” said franchisee Kari Hingst. “Zoup! is an absolutely wonderful and unique restaurant concept, and we know that our friends and neighbors in the area will love the fresh, delicious soup we’ll be serving, along with our sandwiches and salads.”
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.
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 may also sign up online at zoup.com 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.”
In addition to its unique and diverse menu, Zoup! is built on a foundation of guiding principles called Zoup!isms. “Our Zoup!isms provide a framework for decision-making and help create a strong culture and brand image,” Ersher explained. “They also dictate the brand’s uncompromisingly high standards and help guarantee the authenticity and quality of every pot, bowl and cup served.”
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.