NEW YORK, May 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Public Trading Symbol: SOUP) Soupman, Inc. announces it plans to open a SoupMobile in Mannahatta Park at the foot of Wall Street on May 26, 2015. This SoupMobile will serve Al Yeganeh's famous soups along with lobster rolls and other seafood delicacies including shrimp and calamari. The Original Soupman® plans to have SoupMobiles serving its famous soups and other menus items across America and will focus on offering a program for American Veterans, who are known to have a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and the Company believes will make honorable, dedicated SoupMobile franchise operators. The Original Soupman is proud to offer a special veteran franchise program to our American heroes who keep this great country safe.
According to a study released by the SBA Office of Advocacy titled "Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership in the Veteran Population," 22 percent of veterans are either purchasing or starting a new business, or considering purchasing or starting one.
"For many veterans, the return home from service is not an easy transition. We have an entrepreneurial franchise opportunity that is fulfilling, allows these young women and men to set their own schedule and enables them to take care of their family," explains Robert N. Bertrand, President and CFO of Soupman, Inc, He went on to say, "We believe our SoupMobile franchise allows veterans to be their own boss with a full corporate support team assisting with menu development, operations, marketing and more."
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 in Tetra Pak cartons in grocery stores next to Campbell's and Progresso as well as 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. 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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