If you’re a Seinfeld fan, you’ve heard of the Soup Nazi character (but I won’t call him that anymore). Well, Al Yegenah, the man who inspired the Soup Man episode, started a small franchise of Original SoupMan restaurants, and Raleigh resident Steve Lineberry will be opening up the Raleigh franchise in early June. Located at 6325 Falls of Neuse Road, the Original SoupMan restaurant will feature 50 varieties of soup, each presented with a piece of fresh, crusty baguette, fresh fruit and a piece of imported chocolate.
The grand opening is scheduled for June 3, and on that day, a lucky customer will win a special prize: a cup of soup for life. The company will also be donating $1,500 to the charity, Stop Hunger Now. Apparently, the company makes such a donation every time it opens a new franchise.
Funny thing is that the Original SoupMan website says that the press isn’t supposed to use the “N” word, but the press release I received from the PR agency certainly did use that term. Hmm.
I usually don’t talk about chains, but Seinfeld and the Soup episode are such a part of our lore that I had to make this announcement. And hey, I like soup, and I hope I never hear the words, “No soup for you!”