Industry News | July 28, 2015

Zoup! Opens Second Portland-Area Location

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Portlanders got their first taste of the award-winning, healthy soup recipes made popular by Zoup! just over a year ago.

Now, franchisee Brian Carney and his parents Dave and Alex Carney, are opening their second area restaurant, located in Beaverton, Oregon. The new restaurant will open on Thursday, July 30.

“We have been overwhelmed by the reception our first Zoup has received in Wilsonville, and we can’t wait to introduce the good folks in Beaverton to all the wonderful soups, freshly baked bread and other delicious items we offer,” says Brian Carney. “Everyone loves soup, but most of us are used to getting it out of a can or when we go to grandma’s house. I invite everyone to stop by and experience soup in a convenient, healthy, and refreshing new way, with all the variety you can imagine. Just try us once, and I bet you’ll be a fan for life!”

With more than 80 restaurants in 18 states and Ontario, Canada, Zoup is carving out a unique niche in the rapidly growing fast casual dining segment.

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

“Soup is the very definition of comfort food, but it can also be a healthy, nutritious, and satisfying meal,” says Eric Ersher, founder and CEO of Zoup “We believe the Portland area is an absolutely ideal market for our hand-crafted soups, and the Carneys have proven that they know how to take excellent care of their customers.”

In addition to its diverse menu, Zoup is built on a foundation of guiding principles called Zoupisms.

“Our Zoupisms provide a framework for decision-making and help create a strong culture and brand image,” Ersher adds. “They also dictate the brand’s uncompromisingly high standards and help guarantee the authenticity and quality of every pot, bowl, and cup served.” 

Prior to its official grand opening, the new Beaverton store will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday, July 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Guests may order a bowl of their favorite soup, a hunk of fresh-baked bread, and a small drink for $5. All proceeds will be donated to Everyday Warrior, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and financially supporting individuals in the CrossFit community who have been diagnosed with cancer and are currently undergoing treatment.

“I have watched Everyday Warrior grow for these past few years, and I can’t tell you how impressed I am with the powerful work they do every day for cancer patients,” Carney says. “I’m really proud to dedicate our pre-opening fundraiser to this organization, and I hope lots of folks turn out to enjoy some delicious soup and help us make a meaningful difference.”

The new Beaverton restaurant will be the third Zoup in the Beaver State and the 83rd system-wide. It will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 11:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


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