NEW YORK, April 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Soupman, Inc. (OTCQB:SOUP), the makers of the best-tasting soup in the world, today announced that it has formed a Board of Advisors to provide additional strategic and tactical business advice to management. The initial members of the Board of Advisors are Steve Madden, Founder of Steve Madden, the $2 billion global footwear, accessories and apparel company, Tim Gannon, Co-Founder of Outback Steakhouse, and Reggie Jackson, legendary Hall of Fame baseball player. The Board of Advisors will utilize their unique experiences in assisting management to identify opportunities for revenue growth and increasing brand awareness.
“We are so pleased to welcome Steve, Tim and Reggie to our Board of Advisors. Each of them brings to Soupman, Inc. a level of insight, experience and success that is unmatched. We intend to tap into their expertise as we continue to execute on our plan and build our company,” commented Jamieson Karson, Chairman and CEO of Soupman, Inc. Mr. Karson is the former Chairman and CEO of Steve Madden.
The Original SoupMan® sells its complete line of delicious soups in eco-friendly shelf stable tetra pak cartons at the best supermarkets and groceries around the country, including Kroger, Publix, Safeway, Vons, Shoprite, Fred Meyers, Ralphs, King Sooper, Mariano’s, Wegmans, HEB, Fairway and more. The Original SoupMan chooses to package in tetra pak because it makes it possible to have our high quality, best tasting soups in a shelf stable package and contains No BPA compared to canning.
The Original Soupman Store on 55th Street & 8th Ave., which inspired the Seinfeld soup episode, serves our famous Lobster Bisque, Crab Bisque, Minestrone, Chicken Gumbo, Crab & Corn Chowder, Turkey Chili, Mulligatawny, Butternut Squash, Lentil, Chicken Vegetable, Jambalaya, New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp Bisque, Tomato Basil and many more.
Visitors to the original store on 55th Street and 8th Avenue may find the “Soupman,” who yelled, “No Soup for You” on the iconic television series Seinfeld, at the counter of the store ladling soup on any given day.
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. Jamieson Karson, former CEO of Steve Madden Shoes, is our Chairman and CEO. Soupman Inc., is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information on our company please visit:www.originalsoupman.com OriginalSoupMan and "Like" us on Facebook.
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