Soupman, Inc. (OTC Markets: SOUP), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells soups in New York. The company offers soups under the Original SoupMan brand name to grocery chains and other outlets, as well as to its franchised restaurants. It also has franchised and licensed restaurants in heavy traffic locations, such as casinos, airports, and malls; and travel destinations, including the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and Twin River Casino in Rhode Island. SNNLive spoke with Seb Rametta, Executive Vice President of Soupman, Inc. at the National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) Conference 2012 in New York.
In this interview, Seb and Shelly talk about soup. “The secret is Al Yeganeh is the Soup Man, and he made the soup. When Al makes that soup, he puts the ingredients in it that are fantastic and always says people have to tell him if its good or not, he doesn’t tell them anything. He wants the customer to eat it and see it. For our company now, as we took Al’s soups and put them into the Tetra Recart new technology packages to be in the grocery shelves next to Campbell’s and Progresso. So what you ate, you can now found at any grocery store around the country”, Mr. Rametta states. He goes on to discuss what soups will be available for consumers to purchase: ”There’s 4 soups for the super markets: there’s lobster bisque, which is Al’s famous, Shaquille O’neal, one of our partners’ favorite soup, we have chicken noodle soup, because you need a good chicken noodle soup, one of our partners, Reggie Jackson, loves the chicken noodle soup. We have a lentil soup and a tomato bisque…if you go to the store there’s 50 kinds of soup, 55th St. and 8th Ave. is Al’s original store, and we’re opening up other stores in casinos around the country. There’s 14 other restaurants, 4 of them in New York City, and in there you can get anything from a mushroom barley to a mulligatawny or jambalaya; some of those tie back to Seinfeld.”
The Original SoupMan also offers soups that Mr. Rametta calls, “‘skinny soups’ because they are under 180 calories, and they were not geared to be diet soups. These were soups that Al made…Al talks about it like a golf bag, if you want something with no fat, we have it, want something that’s low calories, we have it, want something decadent, go with the lobster bisque, and its still 250 calories a serving so its still good.” Mr. Rametta also states that, “by September, we are national”, where, “the brand has been around, and now its time to take the brand to the rest of the country, and let everybody experience the soup.” For more information about Soupman, Inc., check out their website, you can follow them on Twitter @OriginalSoupMan, and “Like” or comment on their Facebook page here: The Original Soupman. SNNLive welcomes Seb Rametta from Soupman, Inc.
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