Zoup! Fresh Soup Company
- Greater Detroit Area
- Information Services
Richard Simtob's Overview
- CEO at FranchiseSforSale.com - Your Ultimate Franchise Connection!
- Owner/Senior Vice President, Finance & Growth at Wireless Toyz Franchise
- President at Simtob Consulting Group Corp (Sole Proprietorship)
- Founder/President at Talking Book World Corporation
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Richard Simtob's Summary
Entrepreneurship is my passion. Taking ideas and making them into income generating businesses from the age of 14 to today. Always looking for a better way to do something and putting systems in place. Looking at future trends in business. Spends time with other entrepreneurs giving advice, help or assistance when possible. Always learning from each person and experience. Looking for growing Franchise Brands and companies with profitable business models that could grow effectively with franchising.
FranchiseSforSale.com is an franchise education and listing site with detailed financial information on select growing brands. "Your Ultimate Franchise Connection!"
Past: 3 time "Inc. 500" Winner for two different franchise businesses.
Franchise, real estate, development of new concepts and ideas, creating systems and improving overall business strategy. Public speaking, Franchise development consulting and finance are specialties.
Richard Simtob's Experience
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Restaurants industry
May 2010 – Present (3 years 1 month) Southfield
Zoup! Fresh Soup Company – the country’s leading fast-casual soup restaurant concept is defining the category with its award-winning soups, salads and sandwiches, served in a comfortable, casual setting.
Each location offers 12 hand-crafted varieties each day from its collection of hundreds of proprietary recipes. “Something for Everyone” nutritional options include low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free and low-points. All recipes feature all-natural, fresh ingredients and complex layers of taste and flavor.
Zoup! also offers made-to-order GreenZ! Salads, SandwichZ!, TryTwo! Combos, baked desserts and beverages.
Zoup! consistently receives accolades from local and national media and organizations including: #9 of Top 100 Movers & Shakers by Fast Casual Magazine, INC magazine, HOUR Detroit Magazine’s “Best Soup” and Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concepts!”.
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry
December 2012 – Present (6 months)
Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only Kosher food pantry, is a 501(c)(3) agency. Yad Ezra opened its doors in 1990 to provide free kosher food and other necessities to low-income families in the metro Detroit area. An independent agency that relies entirely on individual contributions for its funding, Yad Ezra currently serves more than 1,600 families (representing over 3,600 individuals) every month in addition to one time families we support. Last year, Yad Ezra distributed more than 850,000 pounds of groceries to client families. Revenue raised at this year’s event will be used to support Yad Ezra’s Lunch Assistance Program that provides hot, nutritious lunches for hundreds of day school children from low income families.
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Services industry
September 2009 – January 2012 (2 years 5 months)
Commited to provided important and valueable information to business professionals and entrepreneurs who want to explore the world of successful franchise ownership. Select Franchise Brands that are currently expanding, have solid Franchise Disclosure Documents and a successful track record are listed on this site with up-to-date vital information. Ability to complete a detailed Franchise Application once and submit to multiple opportunities reduces one extra step in the process.
Owner/Senior Vice President, Finance & Growth
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Retail industry
June 2001 – June 2009 (8 years 1 month)
Joined WT in 2001 to create and launch National Franchise Program. Responsible for Franchise Development and Site Selection from 8 locations to almost 200 units in 22 states. Also help drive IT, sales operations, marketing and currently the finance department. Lead 7 annual franchise conferences and reached 62 on the Inc. 500 list in 2006.
Simtob Consulting Group Corp (Sole Proprietorship)
2001 – 2004 (3 years)
Assist several companies expand through franchise development and real estate site selection. System consulting and business planning to maximize opportunities for the future to scale business. Licienced real estate agent.
Talking Book World Corporation
October 1993 – May 2001 (7 years 8 months)
Audio Book rental chain founded in West Bloomfield, MI in 1993. Opened 25 corporate owned stores and opened 25 Franchise stores in 7 states. As President with all aspects of business and staff of over 150 people. Inc 500 Fastest Growing company in 1999 and 2000.
Richard Simtob's Courses
- Dale Carnegie Course
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Richard Simtob's Additional Information
Skiing, snowboarding, wake boarding, water sking, camping, internet and travel. Spending quality time with children.
- Groups and Associations:
Jewish Business Leaders, Federation, Yad Ezra & Entrepreneurs Network of Michigan, IFA, En Route Business Group
- Honors and Awards:
Dale Carnegie Graduate and Graduate Assistant, Inc 500 3 time winner & Blue Chip Enterprise Award.
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