Eric Miller joined the Souper Jenny team as a server at the original Souper Jenny Buckhead in 2009. His skills with all things financial allowed him to easily shift to Jenny’s CFO in 2015. Here are his Reflections on Souper Jenny’s 20th Anniversary.
When asked to reflect upon the 20 year history of Souper Jenny in an effort to reveal the core ingredient or ingredients of its success, many different things came to mind.
Depending on how strictly scientific you choose to be about it, 20 years is considered to be a generation. Souper Jenny moves from the discussion of being a perennial phenomenon to a generational one! It makes perfect sense to me. I remember serving grilled cheese sandwiches years ago to 3,4 and 5 year olds, watching them take a bite and then scamper, take another bite and then climb. These little children are now in college, dropping by with their parents or a girl or boyfriend on Spring Break to get a bowl of turkey chili.