FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2015
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company Stirs Up Virginia Beach with Grand Opening
Fast-casual restaurant opens first Hampton Roads location, offering hundreds of award-winning soups and other fresh fare
Virginia Beach, VA. – To satisfy growing marketplace demand for high-quality, healthy and convenient dining options, Zoup! Fresh Soup Company franchisees Mark & Judi Dewhurst will open their Zoup! location on Thursday, Nov. 19th. The new restaurant is located at 1909 Landstown Centre Way. Mark is an Army veteran, who retired from the military after 30 plus years. Judi and Mark are excited to bring the first Zoup! to the Hampton roads area.
As part of its grand opening celebration, Zoup! will host a pre-opening fundraising event on Wed., Nov. 18th from 5 to 8 pm to benefit the Landstown High School PTSA’s All Night Grad, which is an all-night even for seniors where they have a safe place to socialize with their friends and share in activities. For a $5.00 donation, guests will enjoy a bowl of soup, a big hunk of bread and a fountain drink, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the organization.
An established brand throughout the United States and Canada – with more than 80 restaurants in 18 states/provinces – Zoup! is targeting Virginia as part of an overall expansion strategy.
“Zoup! is a unique concept with healthy menu options that in addition to our outstanding soups, can be paired with our delicious sandwiches and salads which we are confident will be a welcomed addition to our community,” said Mark and Judi.
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.
“We created Zoup! after discovering that really good soup is hard to find,” said 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.”
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 also can sign up online to receive a daily email menu.
The new restaurant will be open 11 am to 9 pm Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm on Sunday. For more information, please call 757-821-7800 or visit www.zoup.com.
Founded in 1998, Zoup! is the leading fast-casual soup concept restaurant that is defining the category with its premium and proprietary soups and other recipes. A dining experience that features 12 always-rotating soup varieties each day in an environment that focuses on comfort, satisfaction and convenience,