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Zoup! Systems LLC

2014 Franchise 500
#332
At a Glance

Products & Services: Soups, salads, sandwiches

Number of Locations: 68

Total Investment: $365.9K - $558.9K

Founded: 1998

Began Franchising: 2003

About Zoup! Systems LLC

The first Zoup! opened in 1998 in Southfield, MI, a suburb of Detroit. Over the next vive years, the founders opened five more Detroit-area locations, and in 2003 they began to franchise the concept. Zoup! restaurants feature 12 rotating daily varieties of soup, including low-fat and vegetarian options. Made-to-order salads, grilled sandwiches and baked goods are also available.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 61 5 0 2
2013 45 3 0 4
2012 38 1 0 3
2011 31 1 0 3
2010 18 0 0 6
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $365,900 - $558,900
Franchise Fee: $39,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $2,500 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $350,000
Liquid Cash Available: $120,000 - $150,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 10. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (80% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 weeks. At franchisee's location: 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks,
Other marketing support: Seasonal marketing plans, in-store & online promotions

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #332 (2014), #305 (2013), #300 (2012), #316 (2011),

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