Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Seinfeld" Soup Man ("Soup Nazi") Reopens Famed Soup Store in Midtown Manhattan

Al Yeganeh, the Original Soup Man, who rose to fame after he was caricatured in an episode of the hit NBC Television Show, "Seinfeld" as the "Soup Nazi," reopened his famous soup store today at 259 West 55th Street near 8th Avenue. Yeganeh, who first opened the store in 1984, closed the shop in 2004. He kept the lease to pursue franchise opportunities and a line of frozen soups (as well as T-shirts) with the Original Soup Man brand.  In "Seinfeld", he was portrayed as a cranky and demanding soup stand cook who yells "No soup for you!" to customers who didn't follow his strict ordering procedure. Yeganeh's infamous rules, aimed at keeping lines moving, are still posted above the counter in 10 languages: "Pick the soup you want. Have your money ready. Move to the extreme left after ordering."

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