Reggie Jackson Celebrates Original SoupMan Grand Opening of Financial District Restaurant and Company's Recent Public Trading Announcement

April 5th at noon, Reggie Jackson will swing the famous "store opening cleaver" at the new Original SoupMan Hanover Square Location in the heart of New York City's Financial District

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(OTCBB: SOUP) – (www.OriginalSoupman.com) – Following the recent news of The Original SoupMan's common stock approval for quotation and commencement of trading on the OTC Bulletin Board® (OTCBB) under the ticker symbol SOUP, the Company is excited to announce the opening of its sixth New York City restaurant at 110 Pearl Street in the Financial District in Manhattan. The new location is the latest addition to the expanding franchise, which includes the landmark store which inspired the Seinfeld episode on 55th Street and 8th Avenue in New York City; its first co-branded unit with Tim Horton's, the Canadian coffee and donut giant on 38 Street and 6th Avenue in New York City; and the restaurant in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, among others nationwide.

The company is targeting casino and airport expansion for its famous, award-winning and healthy menu. The Original SoupMan executive team will all be on hand to cut the giant zucchini, and commemorate the new location on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 12:00PM.

"The celebration of the grand opening of a restaurant in the heart of the Financial District, which coincides perfectly with our recent public offering is an exciting day for our company," said SOUPMAN, INC CEO Arnold Casale.

Reggie "Mr. October" Jackson, Baseball Hall-of-Famer and Strategic Advisor to The Original SoupMan adds, "I'm thrilled to be part of the celebration of the continued expansion of the Original SoupMan brand. This location is literally steps away from where the action is. And no matter which direction the market is going, Wall Street-ers can always head in our direction for delicious and healthy soups!"

The Financial District's Original SoupMan will offer delectable soups including soup-fan favorites such as Jambalaya, Lobster Bisque, Crab Bisque, Mulligatawny and the Award-Winning Chicken Vegetable. The Original SoupMan will also offer a deli menu comprised of their signature gourmet sandwiches such as the "Penn Station Sub," "Thanksgiving Day Feast," and the "42nd Street Reuben," among others. All of The Original SoupMan premium deli meats are carved fresh daily at the restaurant.

For additional information, please visit: www.originalsoupman.com, friend us on Facebook at OriginalSoupMan or follow us on Twitter via handle @OriginalSoupMan.

About The Original SoupMan:

Al Yeganeh opened his famous soup shop in 1984 at 55th Street & 8th Avenue in Manhattan. It soon became a worldwide destination, setting the standard for innovation and excellence in soups, and gaining global fame as the inspiration for Seinfeld's soup episode.

With the launch of The Original SoupMan restaurants and his new retail packaged line of premium gourmet, "heat-n-serve" soups, Al and his team are giving everyone the opportunity to experience soup as it was meant to be – at home, or away! To assure the continuity of the brand's legendary quality, The SoupMan has assembled a group of experienced franchise owners and experts in the supermarket industry who love soup as much as he does, to make his soups a house-hold product.

On February 1, 2011, SOUPMAN INC, its parent company, commenced trading on the OTC Bulletin Board® (OTCBB) under the ticker symbol SOUP.

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