USER SUBMISSION: Gluten free soup!
The site says:Zoup! began in 1997 as an idea the company’s founders pondered as they were building their first soup-related food service business. That original company–which manufactured and distributed wholesale soup and spice products–gave the partners kitchen-door access to some of the top chefs and managers at hundreds of restaurants. And, it gave them the chance to confirm what they suspected all along. First, that good soup…really good soup was hard to find. Second, that soup has powerful intangible qualities that elicit feelings of comfort, warmth and well-being for many people. And, that there was a strong demand in the marketplace for the kind of authentic, hand-crafted, fresh soups that customers love to eat, but seldom cook for themselves.
Encouraged by the enthusiasm of the many chefs they spoke to – and armed with their industry experience and passion for soup – the founders teamed up with a talented chef who understood their aspirations and believed in the strength of their concept. Then, they got to work on the careful trial-and-error process that involved hundreds of recipes, and weekly group tastings in which scores of participants completed formal evaluations of each potential recipe.
It was this two-year process that, ultimately, yielded Zoup!’s hundreds of exclusive soup recipes, and that made way for the company’s category-defining quick-casual concept. And, with this important piece of the puzzle in place, the partners sold their original business and turned their attentions full-time to rolling out the Zoup! concept
- Street: Multiple Locations. Check the website for one near you.
- State: Illonois
- Country: United States
- Telephone: 248-663-1111