NEW YORK, March 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Soupman, Inc. (OTCQB:SOUP), the parent company of the best-tasting soup brand in the world, The Original SoupMan®, has officially opened their newest restaurant, The Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island in Garden City, NY http://www.simon.com/mall/roosevelt-field.
In honor of the Grand Opening of The Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at Roosevelt Field Mall, The Original SoupMan, who coined the phrase "No Soup for You" from the popular Seinfeld soup episode, is ladling up its famous soup, together with a free autographed photo of Larry Thomas, who played Al Yeganeh, the famous SoupMan on Seinfeld, and a free carton of The Original SoupMan's shelf-stable Tetra Pak soup sold on grocery shelves nationwide, on Saturday, March 21st from 12-3 p.m. to every patron who purchases soup or a meal.
The authentic 1,000 square foot New York Delicatessen styled restaurant sits at the coveted front entrance to the Roosevelt Field Mall's new Dining District, alongside many other emerging brands that offer bold, tasty and healthier options for this busy mall's shopping guests and employees. Rakesh Chadha, the franchisee at this location, graduated in 1986 from Les Roches Switzerland, one of the top Hotel Management School in the world. He has more than 25 years of successful culinary experience in multi-unit, multi brand operations and has been a The Original Soupman franchisee for over 10 years. Mr. Chadha also operates LaBottega Italian Restaurant, Café Spice and Chock Full of Nuts Coffee franchises at Roosevelt Field Mall.
"I chose The Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill to grow my business because the brand is well known for quality and the new full authentic NY Delicatessen menu of Al's Famous Ruben, Fresh Sliced Corned Beef & Pastrami, Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Create your own Salad, Breakfast and many more great choices including Al Yeganeh's Zagat Rated Best Soups give a great meal to my guests morning, noon and night. The all-day menu translates into significant sales and the operating margins are strong. I must also say the entire OSM support team, including Robert Bertrand, William Ciaramello and Dan Rubano, were very helpful in the design, construction, training and opening of my store. I plan to open 4 more The Original Soupman stores in the next 3 years," stated Rakesh Chada, the franchisee/owner, who added, "For the last 10 years I have proudly watched my guests big smiles after tasting a spoon of the Original Soupman's Lobster Bisque!"
Roosevelt Field Mall, a Simon Properties Premier Mall, opened the New Dining District of which The Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill is located at the entrance in connection with a redevelopment project that includes a luxury wing with up to 20 new high-end retailers and a 100,000-square-foot, two-level Neiman Marcus department store.
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 and Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City since 2013.
The Original SoupMan soups are available in Tetra Pak cartons nationwide in grocery stores, on-line and at Amazon.com in 6 varieties.
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 in Tetra Pak cartons grocery stores next to Campbell's and Progresso as well in our franchise restaurants, soupmobiles and foodservices. Shaquille O'Neal is an advisor and equity partner, as are Mr. October, Reggie Jackson and the award-winning actor, Jason Alexander. Lloyd Sugarman, co-founder of Johnny Rockets Hamburgers, is our Chairman of the Board. Soupman Inc., is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information on our company please visit: www.originalsoupman.com Follow us on Twitter @OriginalSoupMan and "Like" us on Facebook.
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