Using only the best quality ingredients, we create fresh, authentic, soups and other comforting foods that people love but seldom have time to prepare.
Bring Healthy Dining Options to Your Community
For franchise information,
please call (610) 894-7753.
With Your Success In Mind
Multiple Revenue Streams
140% growth since 2019
Serving multiple dayparts: lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack
Easy to operate. No fryersor hoods. Zoup is turnkey.
Flexible Floor Plansstarting at 200 sq. ft.
25% franchise fees for Veterans
Our Recent Accolades & Awards
Our Franchise Partners
In 2019, Derek St. George partnered with friends Karl and Leigha Schmidt to open the first Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh restaurant in downtown Boston. The three continued their entrepreneurial success by quickly opening their second location in Watertown, MA, in 2020.
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Our WOW Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer and President of WOWorks
Kelly Roddy is Chief Executive Officer and President of WOWorks, a position he has held since the company’s inception in 2020. Before assuming this role, Kelly held c-suite and other leadership positions as Chief Executive Officer and President of Saladworks, LLC and Garbanzo Franchising Co., LLC; President of Schlotzsky’s Franchisor SPV, LLC; and President of Schlotzsky’s Franchise, LLC. Kelly has 21 years of additional executive management experience at HEB, Scholastic, and Walmart. Kelly is an active member in the restaurant industry and has spoken multiple times at International Franchise Association (IFA), International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), Franchise Springboard, Fast Casual, Restaurant Finance and the IFMA Chain Operators Exchange (COEX). He also chaired COEX’s 2021 conference. Kelly is one of the first to receive IFA’s Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation when there were less than 50 professionals with that title. Kelly is also active on several boards, including Baylor University’s Advisory Board for the school’s marketing; the National Restaurant Association’s Advisory President Council; and IFMA’s Operations Council. Kelly came to Saladworks in 2019 with the intention to create WOWorks, the world’s largest company of better-for-you restaurants. Under his vision, WOWorks has grown to four restaurant brands with plans to acquire two more. All these fast casual brands have the shared values of fresh, clean, healthy-halo ingredients that can be customized to any taste. Kelly is passionate about the outdoors, has a pilot’s license, and is an avid water skier, boater, sailor, and diver. Kelly is a proud father of three kids. His eldest is a practicing physician in New York City while his younger two are in college. His favorite WOWorks menu items are the Whey-Up Smoothie from Frutta Bowls and Baklava from Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh.
Chief Development Officer of WOWorks
Brian Farris is the Chief Development Officer of WOWorks. He oversees franchise development, including franchise sales, real estate, design, and construction for all four of WOWorks’ restaurant brands: Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek. Previously he was the President of Intelligent Office where he led the company onto Franchise Business Review’s 2021 “Culture100” list, which recognizes the top 100 franchise brands. Brian has also led teams in Finance, Marketing, Operations, and Development for brands including FOCUS Brands, Schlotzsky’s, Consumer Capital Partners, and Boston Market. Outside of work, Brian likes traveling, cycling, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Deven, and two sons, Brenton and Taylor. Brian’s favorite WOWorks menu item is the Falafel Salad from Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh.
Chief Brand Officer Zoup! Frutta Bowls, and Saladworks
Lauriena Borstein is the Chief Brand Officer for Zoup! Frutta Bowls, and Saladworks and a 15-year veteran of the franchise industry. Most recently, Lauriena served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Rita’s Franchise Company. Her most significant contributions to the system include her work improving communication and support with franchisees. Prior to moving to the operations role at Rita’s, Lauriena served as Rita’s Director of Franchise Development from March 2010 through December 2011 and as Manager of Franchise Development from March 2006 through February 2010. She is actively involved in her community, where she and her twelve-year-old daughter live, and she serves on the executive advisory board for Healthy Kids Running Series. She is an avid reader of fiction and loves to bake elaborate cakes for her daughter and her friends’ birthdays. If she had to pick, her favorite WOWorks menu item is Frutta Bowls’ Pitaya Bowl made with kiwi, pineapple, and mango with honey on top. A close second favorite menu item is a Saladworks create-your-own salad with roasted vegetables and balsamic vinaigrette.
Vice President of Operations Zoup!
Jason Rennie is the VP of Operations at Zoup! Previously, he was Regional Director of Franchise Services of Little Caesars. Having spent decades managing franchise operations, he has deep knowledge in all critical areas of franchise businesses, as he was also a franchise partner with Little Caesars, Dunkin Donuts and Subway for 3 years. From evaluating costs and pricing to developing implementation timelines and coaching management, Jason is skilled in best practices for operations. Jason’s favorite WOWorks menu item is Zoup! Pick 2 – Sweet Thai Chicken Salad with Italian Wedding Soup.
Chief Financial Officer of WOWorks
Alain Souligny is Chief Financial Officer of WOWorks, a role he has held since its inception in 2020. Previously, he held c-suite positions Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Redco Foods Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Delorio Foods Inc. Souligny was also Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fearmans Pork Inc. In addition, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Oberto Sausage Company, and Chief Financial Officer of Hero Group. Souligny has 15 years of additional financial management experience in various organizations. Alain is a French Canadian, born in Ontario and raised in Quebec, and currently lives in New York with his wife and stepdaughter. Not only does he love to play golf, but he is a pilot with instruments qualification and has owned a Cirrus since 2005 with over 2,000 hours of flight time. Between 1974-1975, Alain represented Quebec in the National Hockey Championship. Unfortunately, they lost, but they played in front of a crowd of 5,000 people and on National TV. He was also a goalie for the Verdun Maple Leafs. Alain’s favorite WOWorks menu item is the Bently Salad from Saladworks.
Chief Information Officer of WOWorks
Kyle Mark is Chief Information Officer of WOWorks, following his positions at FTR Hospitality as Sr. Director of Technology and Qu POS Inc. as Director of Operations. He spent most of his career in the restaurant business in a Director of Technology roles at Ciccio Restaurant Group, Gecko’s Hospitality Group and Datum Technologies. He also spent over 5 years at Apple as part of the “Genius” group. Kyle attended DeVry University, with a concentration in Information Technology Management and studied Computer Science – Network and Systems Administration at Western Illinois University. Kyle lives just outside St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife Courtney and two amazing daughters, Charlotte and Abigail. Kyle’s favorite WOWorks menu item is the Chocolate Explosion at Frutta Bowls.
Vice President of Marketing Zoup! Frutta Bowls and Saladworks
Lori Kern is the Vice President of Marketing of Zoup! Saladworks and Frutta Bowls. Previously, she was Senior Director of Marketing of Schlotzsky’s, Director of Marketing at Discovery Point Franchising Inc., and Director of Marketing at Morrison Healthcare. In addition, Lori was Vice President of Marketing at Carvel Ice Cream Brand Manager of TCBY and Director of Marketing at Unishippers. Lori, along with her husband, daughter and two dogs, love to travel the world and experience new cultures. She also likes to read, hike, and spend time with family and friends. Kern’s favorite WOWorks menu items are the Falafel at Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, the Frutella Bowl from Frutta Bowls, and the Avocado Cobb Salad at Saladworks.
Chief People & Culture Officer of WOWorks
Jean Boland is Chief People and Culture Officer for WOWorks, following her previous role as Chief People Officer for WOWorks. She brings with her thirty years of experience working inside multiple service-focused industries in Human Resource and Leadership Development. She spent eleven years at FOCUS Brands, the franchisor of Carvel Ice Cream, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s, Auntie Anne’s and other quick service brands. She has also worked in multiple positions at RARE Hospitality International, prior owners of Longhorn Steakhouse, Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, and The Capital Grille. Throughout her career, Jean has worked with franchise partners and employees in leading all aspects of HR, leadership development, restaurant operations training, and multiple acquisitions from a domestic and international standpoint. Jean graduated from American Intercontinental University with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management. Her favorite WOWorks menu item is Saladworks’ Sophie Salad.
Our Steps to Your WOW!
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Why People Love Zoup
@zoupeatery for dinner and of course it was amazing as always. I love their broccoli cheddar soup!! ???? ???? ???? It’s making me happy that it’s almost soup season! What’s your favorite soup?!
Lobster bisque <3rating: 11/10LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS THE ONE! Everything from the bread bowl to the bisque was baked to perfection and I have absolutely no complaints. Go to zoup right now and order this folks ???? ???? -a
This salad I had today for lunch from #zoup was ???? ???? ???? The ingredients were so fresh!!
Impossible meat Tuscan Bean Soup from @zoupeatery ???? SO GOOD! They change up their soup flavors every few days so make sure to call before to see if it’s being served ????
Perfect day for @zoupeatery ???? Got loaded baked potato soup and the Cobb salad ????
Next up: @zoupeatery (in the Simcoe Place food court)!
We tried the cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and it was SO hearty and filling. This is the perfect soup for a cold and rainy day, with brothy chicken soup with andouille (spicy cajun sausage), fresh thyme, black roux, garlic, green peppers, celery and onions. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of meat from this franchise.
This s(o)uper soup scores 7.8/10. ????
We also tried the santa fe chicken chilli – tomato based chicken chili with jalapenos, green peppers, white beans, green chilies, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, cumin and fresh cilantro. This was less hearty and more soup-like than traditional chillis, but surprisingly pleasant. This is an excellent chilli option for the summer months with the perfect amount of spice! We would love to hear your thoughts on the world’s most important topic of debate: is chilli a soup or a category of its own?
You can never go wrong ordering anything from @zoupstjoseph. I’ve been going there since they opened in the area. It’s vegetarian and vegan friendly. Healthy too. The best part is, their pick-two combo allows you to try more off their menu: Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla Soup, Fiesta Chicken Salad and French Bread. Check them out if your in the area! #localbusiness #foodie #soup #salad
Same girl different post:Perfect meal all year round!
Happy Friday! After being outside in the cold for a bit today to clear my work van/parking spot, I really wanted soup for lunch to warm up! So what better way to stay warm then get curbside pickup @zoupeatery off Tuttle.
My go-to Zoup soup is their chicken pot pie. Such a unique tasting soup choked full of potatoes, chicken, green beans, peas, celery, corn, and carrots… and tastes so much like pot pie in soup form! ???? The best part: the pie crumb topping! I asked for extra and they gave me a whole cup – hooray!! Thanks Zoup! ????
If you fill out your Zoup Rewards profile (which I had the rewards, but didn’t complete the profile), you get a BOGO bowl of soup reward! For $8 (plus tip), this is a crazy
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In the NewsView All News Articles
Jean Boland Returns to WOWorks as Chief People & Culture Officer
Jean Boland has returned to WOWorks, the parent company of Saladworks and three other better-for-you brands, to serve as chief people and culture officer, the company announced Tuesday. Boland was WOWorks’ chief people officer and VP of human resources…Read Article
WOWorks Celebrates Tax Day with New Promotions
This Tax Day, WOWorks family of restaurant brands Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, The Simple Greek, and Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, are coming together to offer special menu items for just $6 all day to their guests on Tax Day….Read Article
WOWorks Watch Out World Growth Report – April
WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek, is continuing to have explosive growth with the opening of new locations and signings of franchise agreements. We have 23 new locations scheduled to open…Read Article
Digital Ordering Trends & Grocery Store Dining￼
Kelly Roddy, CEO of WOWorks, parent company of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and The Simple Greek, recently completed an interview with PYMNTS.com. Kelly shares information about the success of our grocery store-within-a-store…Read Article
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