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SoupMan's Famous Delicatessen & Restaurant Opens at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City

NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Soupman, Inc. (OTCBB:SOUP), the parent company of the best-tasting soup brand in the world, The Original SoupMan®, has officially opened its newest Original SoupMan's Famous New York Delicatessen & Restaurant at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.

The restaurant sits alongside fellow tenants Dunkin' Donuts, Famous Famiglia Pizzeria, Häagen-Dazs® and Ruby's Diner in the casino's new "Quick Bites" food court.

The new restaurant and delicatessen model was inspired by the success of The Original SoupMan® franchise that has been operating in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut since 2010. That location began offering an expansive menu of authentic NY delicatessen fresh cooked and carved meats, along with the Original SoupMan famous soups and other all-day menu items, to please the round-the-clock appetites of casino visitors.

The 1,000 square foot restaurant's menu features the world renowned Original SoupMan soups, a full authentic NY delicatessen menu including Al's 42nd Street Ruben, fresh sliced pastrami, corned beef, oven-roasted turkey and roast beef all slow-cooked on premises. The menu also has a traditional full breakfast including bagels & lox, a NY tradition. The next Soupman Delicatessen & Restaurant is slated to open later this year at the Mohegan Sun in Pocono Downs in Pennsylvania. Over the next five years, the company plans to open 25 franchised units in casinos across the US. These high traffic locations are expected to generate sales of $2 million annually.

"We are honored to be selected as one of the brands for this new food court at the new Resorts Casino Hotel providing visitors with the SoupMan Famous Soups along with our complete New York Delicatessen & Restaurant anytime day or night," said Lloyd Sugarman, CEO of The Original SoupMan. "I am elated that Bill White and Robert Azinian, my long-time Johnny Rockets franchisees, are the operating franchise owners of SoupMan at this location. I know our brand, product and this new operating model will attract more successful, multi-unit, multi-brand operators. That's the plan."

About Soupman, Inc.

In 1984, The Original SoupMan opened its doors at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan and quickly became a worldwide destination. Rated #1 by Zagat and praised by the New York Times as "Art, not Soup," it set the standard for innovation and excellence long before the famous "Seinfeld" episode made it a cultural icon. We sell soup across America to grocery stores, franchise restaurants and foodservices. Shaquille O'Neal is an advisor and equity partner, as are Mr. October, Reggie Jackson and the award-winning actor, Jason Alexander. Tim Gannon, co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, is our Chairman of the Board and Culinary and Business Director. SoupMan Inc., parent company of The Original Soupman, Inc., is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information on our company please visit: www.soupmaninc.com. Follow us on Twitter @OriginalSoupMan and "Like" us on Facebook.

Safe Harbor Statement:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections made by management. The Company intends for the forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," or variations of such words are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, statements regarding the expected franchisee interest in its SoupMan's Famous New York Delicatessen & Restaurant franchise opportunities, and the opening of restaurant at the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and the anticipated opening at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in PA in late 2014. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements such as our ability to attract other seasoned restaurant operators or otherwise to implement our marketing plan, including raise necessary capital, and the risk factors discussed in the Business and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Copies of these filings are available at www.soupmaninc.com

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CONTACT: Robert N. Bertrand 212-768-7687 bob@originalsoupman.comSource:SoupMan, Inc.