Today “Soup Nazi” Al Yeganeh, is reopening his Original SoupMan shop on 55th street. According to the franchise website, all customers visiting the reopened location that day will receive a free T-shirt.
The original location will feature some new additions to the menu, such as asparagus caviar soup and Mexican tortilla soup.
Yeganeh has told media outlets that he plans to make sporadic appearances at the reopened location.
The soup guru was made famous in Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi episode, in which he was portrayed as a stern ladler of soup who would sometimes fly off the handle and shout, “No soup for you!”
The New York City soup legend opened for business in 1984, at Soup Kitchen International at 259A West 55th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). In 2004, after his Seinfeld fame rocketed him as a food-culture icon, Yeganeh closed the storefront in pursuit of a nationwide franchise.
His Original SoupMan brand and frozen soup production business were successful.
Representatives say the reopened location will still function under the franchise umbrella, but the soups will still be made from scratch, on the premises.
Become an original SoupFan by signing up on originalsoupman.com to order online and stay up-to-date on the menu choices. The site also includes rules for customers in 11 languages.