New Jersey Prepares For Its First Helping of Zoup!

New Jersey Prepares For Its First Helping of Zoup!

Popular fast-casual fresh soup restaurant to celebrate grand opening in Somerset Thursday

New Jersey Prepares For Its First Helping of Zoup!This week, soup lovers in Somerset will get their first taste of Zoup! – the leading fast-casual soup concept with award-winning soups and made-to-order salads and sandwiches.

On Thursday, Aug. 10, Zoup! will make its Garden State debut when the newest location opens at 120 Cedar Grove Lane, in the Cedar Grove Centre in Somerset.

“My wife Charmayne and I are honored to open the first Zoup! in New Jersey and we can’t wait to start serving up some award-winning recipes,” said franchise owner Clinton Fleming. “We’ve assembled a great team and we are ready to become an integral part of the Somerset community.”

On Aug. 9, the day before its official grand opening, the Flemings will host a fundraiser at the restaurant for Sweet Reads, an organization that encourages literacy by providing gently used books to children. 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.

“Sweet Reads does wonderful work for children here in Somerset, so we’re very pleased to support them during our pre-opening fundraiser,” said Charmayne. “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 organization.”

As an established brand throughout the United States and Canada – with more than 100 restaurants in 20 states/provinces – Zoup! is targeting New Jersey as part of an overall expansion strategy. A second New Jersey Zoup! is scheduled to open in Flemington on Aug. 24.

Somerset’s new Zoup! will employ 17 team members and will be open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant will be closed on Sundays.

For more information, please call 732.867.7272 or visit

New Jersey Prepares For Its First Helping of Zoup!

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. For more information, visit or