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The Original SoupMan First Mobile Unit Owned By Veteran

04/05/2016 | 06:01am EDT

Corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, NYC
This Mobile Unit Features the Famous Soup and Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

NEW YORK, April 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Soupman, Inc. (OTCQB:SOUP), the makers of the best-tasting soup in the world, announces that it has launched a co-branded gourmet mobile food cart with Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwiches at the corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. The unit is owned and operated by Mr. Seoung Kim, a U.S. Marine. The Company plans to launch more units in New York City and in other cities around the nation in partnership with Move Systems, makers of state of the art, environmentally friendly green carts solar and natural gas powered.  The Original SoupMan® is seeking qualified veterans who want to own and operate their own Original Soupman and Gourmet Grilled Cheese business.

“Our gourmet mobile units are uniquely positioned to compete for market share in the street cuisine sector,” said Jamieson Karson, CEO of Soupman, Inc. “Our menu offers a variety of the best tasting soups in the world combined with the delicious upscale Grilled Cheese sandwiches. We will only place the mobile units in tier 1 locations, such as 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in NYC.  The partnership with Move Systems allows us to offer franchisees technologically advanced mobile carts upon very favorable terms.  Lastly, and most importantly, we believe in the sustainability of this business model which provides a viable business opportunity for veterans who are our preferred franchise partners,” continued Karson. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor reports that there were 573,000 unemployed veterans in 2014.

The Soupman Mobile units will feature the same award winning soups as the Original Store on 55th Street & 8th Ave. including Lobster Bisque, Crab Bisque, Minestrone, Chicken Gumbo, Crab & Corn Chowder, Chicken Chili, Mulligatawny, Butternut Squash, Lentil, Chicken Vegetable, Jambalaya, New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp Bisque, Tomato Basil and many more. The Grilled Cheese menu includes Plain and Simple Melt, Cheesy Mac Melt, Cheesy Man & Rib (AKA: #Fully Loaded) and Buffalo Chicken Melt.

The Original Soupman® soups are also available in eco-friendly shelf stable tetra pak cartons in 6 varieties on grocery shelves across the country next to Progresso and Campbell’s soups and online and at Amazon.com.  For a store tracker or to order go to www.originalsoupman.com.

Visitors to the original store on 55th Street and 8th Avenue may find the “Soupman,” who yelled “No Soup for You” on the iconic television series Seinfeld, at the counter of the 55 Street store ladling soup on any given day.

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 to in Tetra Pak cartons grocery stores next to Campbell’s and Progresso as well 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. Jamieson Karson, former CEO of Steve Madden Shoes, is our Chairman and CEO. Soupman Inc., is a fully reporting public company trading under the symbol SOUP. For additional information on our company please visit:www.originalsoupman.com OriginalSoupMan and "Like" us on Facebook.

Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections made by management. The Company intends for the forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipates”, “expects”, "intends”, "plans”, "believes”, "seeks”, "estimates” or variations of such words are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, statements regarding the expected franchisee interest in its SoupMan’s Famous New York Delicatessen & Restaurant franchise opportunities, and the opening of restaurant at Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island NY and the anticipated openings of other new Soupman Delicatessen & Restaurant locations. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements other than as required by law. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statements such as our ability to attract other seasoned restaurant operators or otherwise to implement our marketing plan, including raise necessary capital,  and the risk factors discussed in the Business and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Copies of these filings are available atwww.originalsoupman.com<http://atwww.originalsoupman.com>.

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For More Information Contact:
Stacey Bender
Bender Group PR
(973) 650-1218

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