RE: Soup Nutsies
A couple of mini-chains opened in Manhattan several years ago in the aftermath of the Seinfeld episode. One of them, "Soup Nutsy," came and went rather quick. The other, The Daily Soup, is still around. It pretty much billed itself as being as good as International Soup (Soup Nazi), but without the attitude. Plus, they promised to give you bread and fruit, your behavior notwithstanding.
I used to eat there a lot when there was one near my office, and it was pretty good. Right around the time I stopped working near one, the ownership changed. I've heard very mixed things since then, but never had the opportunity to try it again. Meanwhile, any number of individual places offer similar items now, and of course the original -- International Soup -- is still around.