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April 30, 2005 9:06 AM   Subscribe

The "Soup N***" has Rules or "No soup for you!". The Soup Man has no imitators. Coming Soon: 1000 franchises at food courts across America.
posted by stbalbach (29 comments total)

 
The fellow at Top Secret Recipes reverse engineered four of his soups and also conducted a brief interview with Al Yeganeh: Cream of Potato, Chicken Chili, Mulligatawny, and Crab Bisque.
posted by euphorb at 9:14 AM on April 30, 2005


$10 for a cup of soup? He's not that famous.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:16 AM on April 30, 2005


"For $10, customers will get eight ounces of soup — the menu includes seafood bisque, chili and other more exotic soups — plus bread, a drink, fresh fruit and a chocolate."

Riiiiiiiight.

No soup for me!
posted by 3.2.3 at 9:21 AM on April 30, 2005


Wow, he's just a bit late to cash in on this. You think?
posted by tpoh.org at 9:23 AM on April 30, 2005


Is the censorship in this post automated, or just sort of misguided?
posted by Simon! at 9:24 AM on April 30, 2005


Simon:

in the "rules" link see "Media Rules - #1"
posted by H. Roark at 9:27 AM on April 30, 2005


Ah, fair enough.
posted by Simon! at 9:28 AM on April 30, 2005


It's just a word. Replacing some of the letters with asterisks draws more attention to it than necessary.
posted by emelenjr at 9:29 AM on April 30, 2005


Wow, he's just a bit late to cash in on this. You think?

He's hoping that releasing the Seinfeld DVDs will help out. Talk about missing the boat...
posted by fixedgear at 9:42 AM on April 30, 2005


Simon and emelenjr - No soup for you!
posted by stbalbach at 9:46 AM on April 30, 2005


the worst thing he could've done is say that it was him launching the stores.

Aside from missing the boat, jumping the shark, glomming onto a forgotten icon, pissing on my back....
posted by jsavimbi at 9:52 AM on April 30, 2005


tpoh is right--he's years and years too late. Daily Soup, Hale & Hearty, and every sandwich place (chain or not) and deli has a variety of soups.
posted by amberglow at 9:53 AM on April 30, 2005


Apparenlty, at first, he didn't like it
posted by jsavimbi at 9:54 AM on April 30, 2005


the soup nigga has rules?
posted by neckro23 at 9:59 AM on April 30, 2005


Step to the left! No talking!
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:02 AM on April 30, 2005


Maybe some kind of contract just expired, allowing him to "cash in" on it, as some are putting it.
posted by odinsdream at 10:06 AM on April 30, 2005


I've had his soup, bread and fruit combo thingy. It's well worth the cash. That's my soup, nigga.
posted by haqspan at 11:50 AM on April 30, 2005


Soup nigga ain't givin' you no soup.

Next!
posted by blacklite at 12:30 PM on April 30, 2005


Yeah, I'm with Neckro and Blacklite here. That's the only N-word I figured would be worthy of censorship. Then I noticed it had too few asterisks.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:37 PM on April 30, 2005


Soup n*****
posted by Wolfdog at 1:35 PM on April 30, 2005


What haqspan said. If you're going to judge him and his soup based on a dumb TV caricature and/or the fact that it costs more than the crap you can get at your corner deli, so much the worse for you, so much the more soup for those of us with taste buds. (I'll spare you my full Al Yeganeh rant.) But I do find it depressing that he's succumbed to the franchising temptation; the quality can't possibly be maintained that way, and I suppose it's only a matter of time before he sells the whole thing to some international megalocorp and retires to make ambrosia for a few lucky friends and family members. Ah well.
posted by languagehat at 2:07 PM on April 30, 2005


If he can command $10 for an eight-ounce bowl o' soup, more power to him. But I let myself get seduced into blowing over $11 on a Reuben once, and while it was pretty good, high prices tend to make me think twice about being a repeat customer, no matter how good the eatery's reputation is.
posted by alumshubby at 2:35 PM on April 30, 2005


But I let myself get seduced into blowing over $11 on a Reuben once:

that place (Katzinger's) looks like a direct Zingerman's ripoff. the latter is the only place I'd pay $10+ for a half-sandwich, not so coincidentally.
posted by kcm at 3:46 PM on April 30, 2005


It's just a word. Replacing some of the letters with asterisks draws more attention to it than necessary.

I assume the poster is cleverly referring to rule #1.
posted by fatllama at 5:14 PM on April 30, 2005


Can you imagine how many trouble makers would wander in making a nuisance of themsevles, in order to get banned for one year?
posted by drewlondon at 7:36 PM on April 30, 2005


For no reason, I just want to post here that there is at least one other excellent soup man out there.

Gary the Soup Man, at That Hot Dog Place, in Red Bank, NJ.

Go.

I like the black bean, and the lentil.
posted by Miko at 9:50 PM on April 30, 2005


I just looked at the 'rules' now.

BECOME COMMUNIST AFTER ORDERING
posted by blacklite at 11:42 PM on April 30, 2005


Capitalizing on a 10-year-old joke? Way to strike while the ladle's hot, soup guy.
posted by blendor at 9:53 AM on May 1, 2005


In Milwaukee, one of the members of the Soupmacht started a restaurant called soup bros. that's supposed to be pretty good.
posted by drezdn at 12:36 PM on May 1, 2005


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