Company inspired by real ‘Soup Nazi’ files for bankruptcy

Soupman, Inc., the New York company that sells soup created with the same recipes and inspired by the chef who was the real Soup Nazi portrayed on “Seinfeld,” has filed for bankruptcy.

The New York TImes reports the Staten Island-based company’s chief financial officer was arrested on charges he cheated the government out of employment-related taxes. Jamie Karson, Soupman Inc, CEO, said despite the bankruptcy filing, select soups will still be available in stores.

Al Yeganeh’s soups and soup stand are credited with the inspiration behind the “Seinfeld” character.

CFO Robert Bertrand has pleaded not guilty and has been released on $50,000 bail.