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JUST IN: Zoup! sets opening date for its 2nd Dayton-area restaurant

We now have confirmation of an opening date for the Dayton area’s second “Zoup!” restaurant: Monday, Jan. 22.

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Zoup — which already operates a location next to Whole Foods on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp. — will open its new restaurant at 5235 Cornerstone North Boulevard in the Shoppes at Cornerstone III, the four-tenant retail building along Wilmington Pike on the western edge of the Cornerstone of Centerville development. The building also houses three other restaurants: MOD Pizza, First Watch and Firehouse Subs.

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Zoup! will open its second Dayton-area location on Monday, Jan. 22. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

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The new 2,000-square-foot Zoup will seat 59 and will employ about 20. Those interested in applying can visit zoup.com/careers for more information.

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Zoup offers about a dozen rotating daily varieties of soup, including low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options, and also serves made-to-order salads and sandwiches. The first Zoup restaurant opened in Southfield, Mich., in suburban Detroit in 1998. The chain operates more than 100 restaurants in 19 U.S. states and in Canada.

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Brian Wood, franchise owner of the Cornerstone of Centerville restaurant, and his business partner Kevin Forrer collectively have 30 years of food industry experience.

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“Kevin and I are very involved in the Centerville community, and we’re looking forward to serving our family, friends and neighbors the award-winning soup, salads and sandwiches that Zoup! is known for,” Wood said in a release.

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