Soupman Inc., the parent company of the Original SoupMan, opened its newest restaurant, the Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island in Garden City, New York.

In honor of the grand opening Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill at Roosevelt Field Mall, the Original SoupMan, who coined the phrase “No Soup for You,” from the popular “Seinfeld” soup episode, is ladling up its famous soup together with a free autographed photo of Larry Thomas, who played Al Yeganeh, the famous SoupMan on Seinfeld, and a free carton of the Original SoupMan’s shelf-stable Tetra Pak soup Saturday, March 21 from 12 to 3 p.m. to every patron who purchases soup or a meal.

The 1,000-square-foot New York delicatessen–styled restaurant sits at the front entrance to the Roosevelt Field Mall’s new Dining District alongside many other emerging brands. Rakesh Chadha, the franchisee at this location, graduated in 1986 from Les Roches Switzerland, one of the top Hotel Management School in the world. He has more than 25 years of successful culinary experience in multiunit, multi-brand operations and has been an Original Soupman franchisee for more than 10 years. Chadha also operates LaBottega Italian Restaurant, Café Spice, and Chock Full of Nuts Coffee franchises at Roosevelt Field Mall.

“I chose the Original SoupMan Famous Delicatessen & Grill to grow my business because the brand is well-known for quality and the new, full authentic New York delicatessen menu of Al's Famous Ruben, Fresh Sliced Corned Beef & Pastrami, Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, Create your own Salad, Breakfast, and many more great choices including Al Yeganeh’s Zagat Rated Best Soups give a great meal to my guests morning, noon, and night. The all-day menu translates into significant sales and the operating margins are strong. I must also say the entire OSM support team, including Robert Bertrand, William Ciaramello, and Dan Rubano, were very helpful in the design, construction, training, and opening of my store. I plan to open four more the Original Soupman stores in the next three years,” Chadha says. “For the last 10 years I have proudly watched my guests big smiles after tasting a spoon of the Original Soupman’s Lobster Bisque.”

The new restaurant and delicatessen model was inspired by the success of the Original SoupMan franchise that has been operating in the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut since 2010 and Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City since 2013.

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