Seinfeld Soupman returns to Atlanta to serve soup to fans

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 23: Actor Larry Thomas poses for a photo at Seinfeld: The Apartment on June 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Hulu)

The Soup Nazi of Seinfeld fame returns to Atlanta this month.

Actor Larry Thomas who popularized the phrase “No soup for you” is in town October 21 and 22 serving up soup to fans.

Thomas drew crowds at local Kroger stores during his last visit in January. In the years since the actor embodied the Soup Nazi role, he has become something of a real life soupman. In 2014 he released the autobiography, “Confessions of a Soup Nazi: An Adventure in Acting and Cooking.

Recently, the actor has appeared in several live theater productions while also making appearances nationwide as the Soup Nazi. He took chicken noodle soup to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And last month, he made a special appearance at Bally in Las Vegas for the debut of the Seinfeld Slot Machine which naturally features the Soup Nazi.

This month, Thomas is helping Original Soupman soups kick off soup season by serving the new Original Soupman Shrimp Bisque (as well as other flavors like Jambalaya, Crab Corn Chowder, Chicken Noodle, Lobster Bisque and more) at store demos as follows (dates/times subject to change):

October 21: 12 – 3 p.m., Publix, 536-2452 Cumberland Parkway SE, Atlanta

October 22: 12 – 3 p.m., Kroger, 800 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta

The Seinfeld character was based on Al Yeganeh, who began serving his soups with a side of sourpuss, in 1984 at a storefront on West 55th Street in New York.

Here’s the story from the Seinfeld cast about how it all came to be and how upset Yaganeh was about the publicity he got from the show:

After Seinfeld, Yeganeh closed the shop and began franchising and building the Original Soupman brand.

Several years ago, the original store on 55th street re-opened. There are locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Reader Comments 0

John Taylor
John Taylor

America could structure its distribution chains with calculated prices profits wages to factor in a working population of 130 million caring for a total population of 300 million...its math it shouldnt be about power...but we like concentrating wealth the idea of getting rich not getting prosperous...and then of course we have to create and defend the narratives that support the LIE..Wikileaks confirms what Trumo said.....election is rigged. Illegals hispanics to vote with the rich thinking HIllary will give them a pass to be Americans...bring grandparents cousins...old story dangle a carrot DEMS have been doing that for 20 years...same with the unemployed blacks they were sold a bill of goods sold out by the DEM black caucus and still come back for more...DEMS are skilled at containment for the rich...keeping a lid on ...else they would have raised wages and modernized social policy like some European countries...wake up Trump what have you got to lose

Charlie Feldhaus Jr.
Charlie Feldhaus Jr.

Gilmour Girl Coffee and The Soup Nazi - sounds like too many people with nothing to do

Bee Mott
Bee Mott

Robert Bruh That's why I tagged you!

Zletr Blake
Zletr Blake

I love me a good soup and can make many.