To kick off its 30th anniversary, Goodcents debuted a new commercial today featuring Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes titled ‘Man, That’s Good’. The inspirational video addresses the sentiment that ‘Good things don’t come easy’. It showcases four individuals working hard to be good at what they do across Kansas City, including Mahomes training in the gym, a teacher with her students, a young baseball player, and a Goodcents employee baking fresh bread and slicing fresh meats.
“2019 is a special year for Goodcents as we celebrate 30 years since we were born and ‘bread’ right here in Kansas City,” said Mike O’Toole, Goodcents Chief Growth and Support Officer. “We couldn’t be more excited to work together with Patrick as he perfectly represents our Kansas City pride and our dedication to hard work and consistency.”
Goodcents was founded by Joe Bisogno in 1989 and has become one of the leading sub sandwich franchises with more than 70 locations across the U.S., with more than 33 locations locally around the Kansas City area.
For more information or to find a Goodcents location near you, visit goodcentssubs.com.
In celebration of National Cookie Day, Goodcents partnered with Children’s Mercy, a leading pediatric medical center in Kansas City, for a fun campaign called ‘Do Something Sweet’ to support children and families in need. Goodcents offered an exclusive batch of Free Cookies for a Year cards on its website for $25 each, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting to Children’s Mercy.
“Children’s Mercy is an amazing organization doing wonderful work to care for children and families from all over the country right here in Kansas City,” said Mike O’Toole, Chief Growth and Support Officer for Goodcents. “As another local Kansas City brand, we are proud to help support such a great cause and spread a little sweetness to those who need it most this holiday season.”
Update: The ‘Do Something Sweet’ campaign raised $4,000 that was donated directly to the Children’s Mercy. The Goodcents team took a trip to one of the hospital locations to present the check to Erica Logan, Manager of Philanthropic Community Engagement and Events for Children’s Mercy.
If you ever have the chance to meet Hardip ‘Singh’ Dosanjh, you’ll know right away that he was meant to work in the restaurant and food service industry. His passion for good food combined with his positive, outgoing personality is the perfect recipe for success.
Singh was born in Punjab, India and moved to the U.S. with his parents in 1978, then to Kansas City in 1979.
As a young teenager he worked at various restaurants and became the youngest General Manager of Furr’s Cafeteria in the company’s history at the age of 19. Working 70 hours per week for more than 10 years, he was determined to work his way up into higher leadership positions, but the demanding hours of the job were taking a toll.
While working at Furr’s, Myron Green (now TreatAmerica) approached Singh and asked him to help manage a variety of its corporate cafeterias across the Kansas City area.
“This opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Dosanjh. “Joining Myron Green was a key turning point in my life and my career, allowing me to make more money and have more time to help raise a family.”
Singh spent more than 16 years leading and managing numerous cafeterias for TreatAmerica, including HR Block, Yellow Freight, Commerce Bank and Powell Gardens. He had a unique entrepreneurial approach and was very successful building and growing the cafeterias he managed, quickly becoming one of the top performers across the company.
He originally began investing some of his extra earnings into real-estate, but sold out of those right before the downturn in 2008. Shortly after, a friend reached out to him and his wife, Inderjit, about the possibility of owning their own Goodcents restaurant.
“I had always dreamed about owning my own restaurant, but I didn’t want to start something from the ground up,” said Dosanjh. “Goodcents provided a unique turn key opportunity that I knew would be a steady, consistent investment for our family.”
Singh and his wife Inderjit purchased their first Goodcents restaurant at 87th and Antioch Rd. in Overland Park, Kan. in 2012 where they were able to more than double revenue within the first three years. And subsequently purchased a second Goodcents restaurant shortly after off I-435 and Roe Ave. in Overland Park, Kan., both of which they still own and operate today.
Goodcents became the Dosanjh’s family business. Inderjit left her career as a nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center to run the restaurants, while Singh was still working with Treat America. Their son and daughter also worked in the restaurants with their friends after school and every summer throughout high school and college.
“The thing I have loved most about running our Goodcents restaurants, is having something our family could do together and providing a platform for people to grow and learn both personally and professionally,” said Dosanjh. “I was fortunate to have some great people looking out for me along the way and now I enjoy paying that forward.”
Despite growing pressures across the fast casual industry, both of Singh’s restaurants revenues have continued to grow year over year. Singh attributes the majority of his success on having a great core team of employees and focusing on the basics of customer service. He always puts a huge focus on treating everyone equally and training his employees to know their customers.
“Our industry has lost its eye on true customer service,” he said. “All people really want is for people to make them feel wanted by remembering their name, who their kids are and they will be loyal to your business.”
We truly have the greatest group of people in the business.
After the devastating Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in August, a group of Goodcents franchisees in Lincoln, Neb. made it their mission to step in and help. The PILLAR Group coordinated a massive citywide donation drive called ‘Good Life for Houston’ in partnership with Orphan Grain Train and Penske Trucks.
“One of our restaurant group’s core values is Giving Back to the Community that we do through numerous food and certificate donations,” said Kelli Pilkington, Director of Marketing, Brand Strategy and People Relations for PILLAR Restaurant Group. “With the devastation in Texas, our team wanted to continue to embrace that value and do something physical to help out in a different way.”
Their team worked hard to coordinate the logistics and promote the event across social media. They reached nearly 80,000 people and caught the attention of the local television and radio stations who did numerous live broadcasts around the event.
On September 7, the team collected items from 7am – 7pm at multiple restaurant locations across Lincoln. And while their goal was originally to fill two 16 ft. trucks, they ended up with enough donations to fill SIX trucks that ended up filling an entire semi and trailer that the Orphan Grain Train.
The items included more than 60 large bags of dog food, thousands of articles of warm weather clothing, palettes of water, an entire trailer of toys, and tons of non-perishable food. Additionally, essentials like bug spray, first aid items, thousands of brand new toothbrushes, and toiletries, made for the perfect array of donations for those in need.
The Orphan Grain Train successfully delivered the goods to those in need in Houston and in Florida, following the subsequent Hurricane Irma.
We are so proud of our team for not only support their own community, but going above and beyond to make a difference across the country.
Congratulations to Pam Kirkpatrick and Michael Brown of Graham Restaurant Group who were recently presented the 2016 Best Overall Community Engagement Award. Graham Restaurant Group owns and operates four Goodcents locations in Bonner Springs and Topeka, Kan.
The Community Engagement Award is the top award presented annually to one outstanding franchisee by the Goodcents corporate team. A selection committee looks for franchisees that go above and beyond to get involved and give back to local businesses, schools, non-profits or other community organizations. The annual awards program also recognizes excellence in Delivery, Catering, Guest Services and more throughout its national franchise system.
“We pride ourselves on being a community-driven organization and we encourage all of our franchisees to get involved and support local causes and organizations in the communities they serve,” said Scott Ford, president of Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs. “Pam and Michael make it part of their job every day and have done an amazing job making an impact in our community.”
Last year, Kirkpatrick and Brown helped raise more than $15,000 for one of their customer’s who is fighting cancer. They also raised $10,000 for Gold Glove Charities, a small non-profit founded in Bonner Springs that is dedicated to raising research money to help cure pediatric cancer.
As part of the Gold Glove initiative, they led a variety of fundraising events and in-store giveaways in Bonner Springs and Topeka to help fund gifts and experiences for pediatric patients. This included hundreds of plush stuffed animal gorillas that were hand-delivered to children at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City to encourage strength and endurance while they are in the hospital.
“Staying involved and giving back to special people and organizations in our community is very important to us,” said Pam Kirkpatrick, Director of Operational Affairs for Graham Restaurant Group. “It is so fulfilling to help make a difference in the lives of people who need our support.”
Kirkpatrick and Brown regularly help with the Eat to Earn program for their local school districts, donate food for the YMCA children’s movie nights, supply food for the Relay for Life race, and many other events.
Locally-owned St. Louis Goodcents restaurants will donate 10 percent of sales to support the ADA
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – On Saturday, May 20 St. Louis-area Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs restaurants are donating 10 percent of sales to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as part of a special ‘Goodcents Day for ADA’ event.
This event is part of a large fundraising effort for a Tour De Cure® cycling group called Frank’s Tanks, formed by St. Louis-area franchise owner Brian Gambino and his business partners. Brian’s son, Frank, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was just four years old in February 2016.
“Frank’s diagnosis changed our lives forever and opened our eyes to a whole new reality that more than 30 million people deal with on a daily basis,” said Brian Gambino, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs franchise owner. “Though we are fortunate to have good healthcare and a great support system for Frank, we want to do all we can to support those in need going through the same thing.”
Frank has to be tested 10 times per day and requires insulin shots with every meal and snacks, as well as a slow acting nighttime insulin before bed. According to Gambino, the monthly cost for all of his test strips, insulin, and other supplies to manage his diabetes without insurance would be more than $1,100.
The Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs corporate office committed to match every dollar raised as part of the fundraising effort.
“Brian and his family are like family to us,” said Scott Ford, president of Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs. “The American Diabetes Association is a fantastic organization and we are proud to support them and all they are doing to help make a difference in their community and abroad.”
Participating St. Louis-area Goodcents locations include:
842 Bryan Rd. O’Fallon, MO 63366
4101 Mexico Rd., Ste. D, St. Peters, MO 63376
623 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141
1044 Town and Country Crossing Dr., Town And Country, MO 63017
173 Long Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005
2961 Dougherty Ferry Rd., Ste. 110, St. Louis, MO 63122
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, formerly Mr. Goodcents, has more than 25 years experience providing high-quality deli fresh subs, house-baked breads and pasta. Headquartered in DeSoto, Kan., the company is known for is signature bread recipes baked fresh in the restaurants every day, slicing sandwich meats and cheeses to order, and hearty pasta meals. Goodcents has more than 80 locations throughout eight states and was named one of the Top 50 Best Franchises by FitSmallBusiness.com in 2016. For more information about Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, visit www.goodcentssubs.com or to inquire about franchising opportunities visit goodcentssubs.com/franchising. To connect with Goodcents through Facebook visit www.facebook.com/GoodcentsSubs or Twitter @EatGoodcents and Snapchat at GoodcentsSubs.
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs is adding a little color to its kids menu with the addition of a new Rainbow Bread on Dec. 26. To celebrate the launch, the company is offering $1 Rainbow Bread kids’ meals for one-day only on Dec. 26 at participating locations. All of the kids’ meal proceeds from that day will be donated to support No Kid Hungry.
Rainbow Bread is a brand new recipe developed by Goodcents, which features brightly-colored blue, green, purple and pink bread in a bun that tastes like its traditional white bread.
The sandwiches come in three options: Turkey and Cheese; Ham and Cheese; and Peanut Butter and Jelly. The meals are served with a choice of apple slices, cookie, or chips and a kid’s drink including milk, juice or a small fountain drink.
“We wanted to create something unique that delivers a fun new experience for kids that makes them smile,” said Scott Ford, president of Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs. “The initial response in our taste testing has been incredible, and we can’t wait to see the response from kids and families throughout all of our restaurants.”
Goodcents first opened in the Kansas City Metropolitan area more than 25 years ago with a focus on providing deli fresh subs, house-baked breads and pasta made in the restaurant every day. Now called Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs rather than Mr. Goodcents, the company remains true to its singular focus: offering a fresh, quality experience to its customers by slicing sandwich meats and cheeses to order, baking fresh bread each day and providing hearty pasta meals cooked in its restaurants. Goodcents has more than 80 locations throughout eight states. Visit goodcentssubs.com for more information. To connect with Goodcents through Facebook visit www.facebook.com/GoodcentsSubs or Twitter@EatGoodcents and Snapchat at GoodcentsSubs.
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs is celebrating its favorite holiday of the year today with an exclusive, one-day only promotion. It is offering $2 6-inch turkey subs at all of its Kansas City and St. Joseph locations (in-store only, all-day on National Sandwich Day) and $1 6-inch turkey subs at all of it’s Phoenix locations (in-store only on National Sandwich Day from 10 am – 2 pm).
Additionally, every customer who makes purchase today will receive a coupon for BOGO 8-inch subs during the month of November, which is also National Gratitude Month.
“Every day is all about sandwiches for us, but we are excited to celebrate the official holiday with all of our friends,” said Scott Ford, president of Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs. “You can feel good about eating a delicious sub at a great price and getting a little something to give back to someone you love.”
Goodcents will feature special in-store celebration events at various locations around Kansas City with giveaways.
PHOENIX – Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs will open its sixth Valley location today with convenient drive-thru ordering.
The new North Phoenix restaurant at 3121 E. Greenway Road is located in the Greenway Village Shopping Center on the southwest corner of Greenway and 32nd Street. This is the second Goodcents location for owner Tom Thompson, a Phoenix entrepreneur who also owns three other local businesses.
“The community in this neighborhood and around this busy intersection is a blend of families, professionals and commuters making this location ideal for those active customers seeking a fresh and quick lunch or dinner while at the office, work, school or for a family,” said Thompson who also owns the Goodcents at 18413 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix.
Goodcents has been in Metro Phoenix since 1994 when it first entered the market in the West Valley. Today the franchise sandwich shop has restaurants in Tempe, North Phoenix and the West Valley.
The new Goodcents will offer dine-in, carry-out, delivery and drive-thru services of soups, pastas and sub sandwiches ranging from traditional turkey, ham and cheese or meatball, to specialty subs such as the Goodcents Original, which features ham, bologna, salami and pepperoni.
Goodcents first opened in the Kansas City Metropolitan area more than 25 years ago with a focus on providing deli fresh subs, house-baked breads and pasta made in the restaurant every day. Now called Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs rather than Mr. Goodcents, the company remains true to its singular focus: offering a fresh, quality experience to its customers by slicing sandwich meats and cheeses to order, baking fresh bread each day and providing hearty pasta meals cooked in the restaurants.
Goodcents is available to support senior citizen nonprofit organizations as well as other charities in each of the communities in which it has restaurants through its corporate foundation, the Mr. Goodcents Foundation at www.MrGoodcentsFoundation.com. Today, there are 80 franchise-owned Goodcents restaurants in eight states. For more information about the company or opening a Goodcents Franchise, please visit www.GoodcentsSubs.com.
Be a fan of seniors in May! For the rest of May, we’re celebrating Older Americans Month. When you visit your favorite Goodcents location, you can donate $1 to help rasie funds to support local seniors. 100% of the proceeds will go to those in need of fans and A/C units to survive the summer heat. After you donate, we’ll put your name on the wall to show your support. In May, donating and deli-fresh go hand-in-hand!