Zoup! is opening in the newly renovated Fox Chapel Plaza February in Pittsburgh.

“We’re thrilled to bring Zoup!’s award-winning recipes to the people of Pittsburgh,” says husband-and-wife franchisees Richard and Jackie Cagley. “Zoup!’s amazing company culture is what initially attracted us to the brand, along with the opportunity to create an inviting, community-based restaurant serving really, really good food.”

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 Vegetable Bounty. The menu also features made-to-order salads and sandwiches, and all menu items are available in convenient catering sizes for groups of 10 or more.

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 receive an offer to “buy a bowl, get one free” when they join Zoup!’s special promotions email list at zoup.com.

“We created Zoup! after discovering that really good soup is hard to find,” says 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.”

The Cagleys’ new restaurant, located at 1137 Freeport Road in Pittsburgh, is projected to open in mid-February. It will join the area’s first Zoup! location in Canonsburg, which opened in April 2014.

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