Local Zoup! Owners Named 'Franchise Owners of the Year'
FOX 47 News
Providing every guest who walks in their doors with 12 delicious hand-crafted soups to choose from, a smile, and hometown feel; is “business-as-usual” for Zoup! owners Mark and Sue Rantz. The husband and wife team were named Zoup! Franchise Owners of the Year by Zoup’s corporate headquarters based in Southfield, Michigan.
The owners were selected as the top franchise out of 53 Zoup! restaurants found throughout the Midwest and Canada. Their designation was based on the franchise’s attention to customer service, following the Zoup! branding and culture, as well as sales over the past year.
“It’s exciting and humbling at the same time! We feel so honored to have received this designation. And really, we enjoy what we do, we love our community, and feel that the hospitable atmosphere that our patrons experience is just part of the Zoup! branding. It’s who we are, and what we do! ” Exclaims co- owner Mark Rantz.
The popular Zoup! restaurant opened downtown in December of 2010 after the owners uprooted from their jobs and home in west Michigan. They now live in a downtown loft near their franchise, and actively support the downtown community.
Soup is at the core of this business of course, and the menu is bountiful with over 100 soups that rotate continuously. But patrons can find more than just soup to please their palate. A variety of sandwiches, wraps, and salads are also available. And if that’s not enough to get you in their door, they also have a summer loyalty program to accompany their welcoming atmosphere and delicious food.
For more information about Zoup! Downtown, visit www.zoup.com or call (517) 367-7400.