STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- No soup for you? Try, MORE soup for you! Soupman, Inc. (OTCQB:SOUP), the parent company of the best-tasting soup brand in the world, The Original Soupman, announces its appearance at the International Franchise Expo (IFE) with new, inventive ways for potential franchisees to own a piece of the brand. Taking place June 19-21 in New York City at the Jacob Javitz Center, The Original Soupman plans on ladling its culinary delights for all to enjoy at Booth #1135.
"The past year has been an exciting time for our brand, with new initiatives and partners coming on board to enhance our franchise experience," states Lloyd Sugarman, CEO of The Original Soupman. "We look forward to showcasing our brand's flexible footprint, superior menu and experienced support team to IFE attendees. From the food truck revolution to the full scale delicatessen, we are confident that our brand offers immense opportunities to entrepreneurs nationwide."
Within the past six months, The Original Soupman launched Soupman's Famous New York Delicatessen & Restaurant, an extension of The Original Soupman storefront which includes a menu of authentic NY delicatessen dishes including Al's 42 St. Ruben, Thanksgiving Day Parade, fresh sliced pastrami, corned beef and lobster rolls. In addition, the brand joint ventured with Shaquille O'Neal to drive growth of the company's franchised food truck business which they plan to have 100 on the road in the next few years. With the Soupman's flagship Delicatessen & Restaurant concept and the Soupmobile food truck, the franchise is positioned to be successful in a number of venues, from airports and casinos to storefronts and street fronts.
The 23rd International Franchise Expo is the franchise industry's premier annual event, sponsored by the International Franchise Association.. For more information about the Original SoupMan, including franchise opportunities, visit www.originalsoupman.com or contact the Original SoupMan's franchising arm, Atlanta Franchise Group, via Spencer Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Soupman, Inc.
In 1984, The Original Soupman opened its doors at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan. The tiny storefront 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. The Company sells soup to grocery stores and foodservice operators across America and has franchised restaurants. Shaquille O'Neal serves as an advisor to, and equity partner in the Company, as does Mr. October, Reggie Jackson and Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated and Tony Award® winning actor Jason Alexander. Soupman, Inc., Tim Gannon, the co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, is the Soupman Culinary and Business Director and Board Member. Soupman, Inc., parent company of The Original Soupman, Inc. is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information, visit www.originalsoupman.com, follow us on Twitter @OriginalSoupman and "Like" us on Facebook.
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