THE FEED: First MO Location of Zoup! Opening November 1 in West County Center

2012-10-24T12:47:00Z 2012-11-02T13:13:47Z THE FEED: First MO Location of Zoup! Opening November 1 in West County CenterKristin Brashares | web@feaststl.com | twitter.com/feastmag | facebook.com/feaststl Feast Magazine | Inspired Local Food Culture/Midwest

On Thu., Nov. 1, the first location of Zoup! Fresh Soup Company – a fast-casual franchise with more than 40 restaurants in 11 states throughout the Midwest and Northeastern United States – will open in Missouri at West County Center in Des Peres. The new restaurant will be located in the in the mall’s food court.

“We are excited to bring the Zoup! brand and culture to the St. Louis area," said local franchisee Christina Wagner in our July Feed post on Zoup! coming to town.

Zoup! offers hundreds of award-winning soup recipes with 12 daily-rotating varieties, including low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options. Menu items include:

• Low-fat soups like as Veggie Waves of Grain, Old Fashion Chicken Noodle and Frontier 7 Bean

• Dairy-free soups like the Mulligatawny and Sesame Noodle Bowl, vegetarian soups, including Tomato Bisque and Spicy Italian Vegetable

• Gluten-free options like Zesty 3 Pepper with Chicken and Ginger Butternut Squash

Customer favorites also include Chicken Pot Pie, Lobster Bisque and Vegetarian Split Pea. Each order is served with a hunk of fresh-baked bread. The menu also includes made-to-order salads and sandwiches.

The West County Zoup! will employ about 17 full- and part-time team members. Hours of operation are 10am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 6pm Sunday.

Zoup! Also offers streamlined online ordering. The online system includes a location finder, a complete menu with the day’s soups, and online catering ordering and rewards program tracking. The catering rewards program offers customers the opportunity to earn a point for every dollar they spend on catering. Once customers reach 500 points, they will receive a $20 gift certificate.

The newly opened Zoup! might be the first of more to come, as representatives say the company is planning to increase its presence in Missouri.

Zoop! Fresh Soup Company, 80 West County Center, West County Center food court, Des Peres, 314.800.0414, www.zoup.com


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