Zoup! Completes Enterprise Rollout of NEXTEP Point of Sale
The Foodservice Technology Company™, today announced that Zoup! Fresh Soup Company has completed the enterprise rollout of the Foundation5 platform provided by NEXTEP SYSTEMS to all locations nationwide (and Canada) with plans to continue implementation to all future locations.
In 2012, Zoup! Fresh Soup Company was listed as one of the Top 5 Brands in the Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers – a ranking of the top fast casual concepts impacting the industry – published by FastCasual.com. Zoup! was founded in 1997 and opened their first franchise location in 2004. Since that time, Zoup! has opened a total of 55 locations with more stores to come in 2014.
As Zoup!’s growth surged, they quickly realized their current technology could not keep the pace that their rapid expansion required. In November of 2011, Zoup! chose NEXTEP SYSTEMS’ Foundation5, an enterprise scalable, cloud-based solution that greatly reduces the demands and labor-intensive management required by current legacy systems.
“While our homegrown system was great for business at the time, it was not scalable and did not have the level of support that we knew we needed for a growing franchise,” said Zoup! founder and managing partner Eric Ersher.
“We have a background in soup and we always found professionals who could help us with the technology. We wanted to make sure that we had a system that provided the restaurant with the foundation to add features to, and who could support our franchisees and our customers,” said Ersher.
Zoup! currently utilizes NEXTEP’s Point of Sale, Dynamic Menu Displays, Order Management Systems and Online Ordering, all controlled by the web-based management tool, mynextep.net. The online management system also includes modules for inventory and labor management to track shrinkage, depletion and to schedule and track labor for employees. mynextep.net also features robust reporting to give up-to-the-minute metrics as well as long-term sales and performance.
“This is the perfect example of the scalability of Foundation5 Point of Sale as an enterprise-quality technology solution,” said NEXTEP SYSTEMS president Tommy Woycik. “A company like Zoup! that uses new technology for growth is exactly the kind of customer we look for.”