Soup’s on! The Original SoupMan opened today downtown, the latest addition to the franchise gourmet soup operation owned by chef Al Yeganeh, made famous on TV’s“Seinfeld” as “The Soup Nazi.”
Soups change daily; among Monday’s offerings was lobster bisque, beef chili and mushroom barley. Not in the mood for a hot cup of soup on a warm day? SoupMan offers chilled soups, too, plus sandwiches, salads and smoothies. “We have a lot of variety,” owner Debra Canale says.
Yeganeh makes a charitable donation each time a new Original SoupMan opens. He donated $1,500 to the New Orleans chapter of Habitat for Humanity to mark today’s opening; Canale moved to Colorado from Louisiana after losing her home in Hurricane Katrina.
The restaurant, at 10 S. Tejon St., is one of about 30 Original SoupMan franchises across the country and the second in Colorado. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays