NEW YORK, July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Public Trading Symbol: SOUP) Soupman, Inc. announces that it has teamed up with actor Larry Thomas, the "Original Soupman" who infamously shouted the phrase "No Soup for You" on the iconic television series Seinfeld, to promote the Soupman brand across America.
In a recently signed deal, now every Seinfeld episode is instantly available on HULU. Soupman's deal with Larry Thomas to represent the Original Soupman brand in its national expansion of its Tetra pak carton soups in supermarkets as well as its franchised restaurants and soupmobiles is expected to be very timely. Mr. Thomas is instantly recognizable as the Seinfeld's "Original Soupman" and he attracts old and new generations of fans alike, in his trademark chef's outfit and classic interactions with guests. He will be serving up our famous soups at the landmark NYC store at West 55 Street & 8th Ave. on a regular basis as well as making personal appearances around the country, creating digital advertising, social media and charitable campaigns and more.
"I am very excited to be part of The Original SoupMan family," says Larry Thomas. "For the first time, instead of just saying "No Soup for You!" I may smile a little bit and add "Soup for You!", so fans can come visit me at the store. But just don't cut in line, or you're out!"
Soupman is a worldwide phenomenon and expects steady growth in its national supermarket shelf stable tetra pak carton business as well as increased interest in its franchised restaurants and Soupmobiles. In March, the latest refinement of the franchised restaurant, The Original SoupMan Delicatessen & Grill, opened in the premiere upscale dining district at Roosevelt Field Mall, offering its full delicatessen menu. In June, an Original Soupman Soupmobile opened on Wall Street.
"Soupman has such an interesting history. As Seinfeld recognized, this is a great, iconic brand, with fantastic product and I am excited to have an opportunity to bring Soupman Inc. to the next level," says Chairman of the Board Jamieson Karson. "Soupman makes the best soup in the world, and I look forward to working with the team to exponentially grow our brand and business."
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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