The Seinfeld show brought Mr. Yeganeh and his soup stand more notoriety than anyone could ask for. As it turns out, he claims to have wanted none at all. He says he was insulted by the "N-word," insists that he was the one who made Seinfeld famous, and frowns upon franchisees mentioning the comedian's name or "Soup Nazi" on packaging or promotions. Shortly before Seinfeld aired its last episode, Yeganeh appeared on Letterman and declared he was "glad that clown is going off the air."
On the other hand, with plans for about a thousand more Original Soup Man franchises (literally), you might say Yeganeh is snarling all the way to the bank. What an act! They really ought to give this guy an Oscar.