This fall, Zoup! Fresh Soup Company – a fast-casual franchise with more than 40 restaurants in 11 states throughout the Midwest and Northeastern United States – will be landing in Missouri for the first time.
Local franchisee Christina Wagner recently signed a lease to open the first St. Louis-area Zoup!, which will be located in the food court of the West County Center mall in Des Peres.
“We are excited to bring the Zoup! brand and culture to the St. Louis area,” Wagner says in a press release issued by Zoup!. “Zoup! is a unique concept, and we are anxious to offer local residents hundreds of soups and delicious sandwiches and salads.”
Zoup! representatives say the company is planning to increase its presence in Missouri in the coming years.
Zoup! features 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.
“In good times and bad, soup carries powerful and intangible qualities that provide comfort and promote a genuine sense of well-being for many people,” says Eric Ersher, founder and managing partner of Zoup!. “We look forward to growing our brand and feeding the local appetite with one-of-a-kind soup creations consumers love, but wouldn’t make at home.”
Zoop! Fresh Soup Company, 80 West County Center, West County Center food court, Des Peres, www.zoup.com