Yeganeh creates anywhere from eight to seventeen soups every weekday. His concoctions are so popular that a wait of half an hour at the lunchtime peak is not uncommon, although there are strict rules for conduct in line. But more on that later. Yeganeh said the other day, in a lisping staccato of Armenian origin.
The Man Behind the Soups
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The 55th Street location, which began operating in , was closed in , with the windows soaped over. This led to the formation of the Original Soup Man chain and eventually led to the reopening of the Soup Kitchen International location in under the name "Original Soup Man", like all of Yeganeh's other restaurants. In , the chief financial officer of The Original Soupman was indicted for income tax evasion, and the chain went into bankruptcy, which led to all of its stores being closed. Later in , the chain emerged from bankruptcy under new ownership, and it re-opened a physical location in late In a profile of Yeganeh and Soup Kitchen International published in The New Yorker in , both the small restaurant's popularity and Yeganeh's obsessive focus on his customers' behavior were noted. Despite having Iranian origin, Yeganeh was described as an Armenian with a bit of Spanish accent in the article. Also his first name was falsely written as 'Albert' instead of 'Ali'.
The Original Soupman
The Anonymous author depicts the Soup Nazi as been deemed a rightful title through his choice of borderline anal retentive quotes directly from him. The author maintains a direct focus on the main subject, Mr. Yeganeh and his soups throughout the essay, and in this case, chooses a particularly interesting subject that keeps readers wanting to know what makes his soups so irresistible. There is little glamour and mystique when describing his kitchen.
One way a soup pan represents cultural change is how sub or fringe culture can be added to the overall culture. The soup changes as society adds ingredients to it. If we add a carrot and onion to a tomato soup, it is not really tomato soup anymore.