In 1997, Zoup’s founders opened what would eventually become the popular lunch restaurant chain. They sold soup and spice products on the wholesale market, eventually joining forces with a chef friend who helped them to devise the homestyle recipes for which Zoup! is known. The company opened up to franchising in 2003 and there are currently over 40 locations in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $327.5K - 563K