The Original SoupMan has teamed up with Shaquille O’Neal, who joins SoupMan as a partner, shareholder and adviser.
SoupMan has opened its first West Coast restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, as well as new restaurants in New York City and Connecticut. In addition, the Original SoupMan is planning heat-and-serve product lines for sale in supermarkets next year.
O’Neal's business ventures include early stage investing in Vitamin Water and Google. Most recently, Shaq is a shareholder in the 15-second video service Tout.
“The soup at The Original SoupMan is Shaqalicious and I am excited to be a part of it,” says O’Neal. “I’m looking forward to helping the company grow, eating all the soup I want and Touting about it. My favorite so far is lobster bisque–everyone should try it! The soups are healthy, great tasting and satisfying.”
“We are extremely excited that O’Neal has joined the SoupMan team, and believe that O’Neal can and will help us further grow the SoupMan brand,” says Arnold Casale, chief executive officer of SoupMan.