Zoup to host fundraiser for Northshore Schools Foundation

On April 26, the day before its official grand opening, one of Bothell’s newest restaurants, Zoup, will host a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. benefiting the Northshore Schools Foundation. For a $5 donation, guests will enjoy a bowl of their favorite soup, a big hunk of fresh-baked bread and a small fountain drink, with 100 percent of the proceeds donated to the organization.

“We’re very pleased to support the important work being done by our local schools,” Zoup co-owner Fran Steinert said. “We’re inviting the entire community to come out and enjoy some delicious soup and help us make a meaningful difference in the lives of the kids and families served by the foundation.”

Bothell’s Zoup, the second location in Washington state, will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, April 27. The new restaurant is located at 1410 228th St. SE, Ste. 100, Bothell, WA 98021, near the Canyon Park Place Business Park.

“This is the first Zoup in the greater Seattle area, so we can’t wait to open our doors and start sharing our delicious soups, salads and sandwiches with the community,” said franchisee Kari Hingst, who owns the restaurant with her mother, Steinert. “My mom and I drove all around the Northwest visiting various Zoup locations, and we couldn’t be happier to be opening one of our own. Residents of Seattle and surrounding areas, including Bothell, are all very health conscious and active, so Zoup is going to fit in perfectly.”

This is the mother-daughter duo’s first Zoup, and they hope to open additional locations in the area in the near future.

Zoup’s menu 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 Bounty. The menu also features made-to-order salads and sandwiches, and all menu items are available in 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 also can sign up online to receive a daily email menu.

As an established brand throughout the United States and Canada, with more than 100 restaurants in 19 states and provinces, Zoup is targeting Washington as part of an overall expansion strategy. The company was founded in 1998.

“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.”

The Bothell restaurant will employ 17 team members and will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 425-659-1700 or visit zoup.com.

This is taken from a Zoup press release.

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