The Soup Kitchen concept was developed by the husband and wife team of Bob and Jean Bardorf over twenty-five years ago. From a modest 35 seat establishment in Oak Ridge,Tennessee, The Soup Kitchen chain has grown to five very prosperous restaurants with more on the way.

Here's the visual look of some of our locations:


Now, with successful operations, an experienced staff, and a strong financial base, we're looking for franchise owners/operators to prosper with us.

This website contains information about the franchising opportunities available with The Soup Kitchen Management Company. It explains The Soup Kitchen concept, addresses questions you may have, and outlines your commitment and investment. We even introduce you to recipes for some of our favorite soups!

If, after reviewing this information, you remain interested in pursuing a franchise, simply print out and complete the application provided and mail to us or fax to (865) 984-9032.

In addition, prior to accepting any agreement with a franchisee, we'll provide you with the necessary documents that comply with federal and state laws that apply to the geographical area in which you'll be operating your business.

We're looking for a very select group of people to prosper with us. If you believe The Soup Kitchen franchise is for you, your interest is sincerely appreciated. We look forward to pursuing a mutually beneficial relationship.


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