February 28th, 2019 by Ben Quinnelly
May 12th, 2017 by Ben Quinnelly
Goodcents is celebrating its 30th anniversary as one of the most beloved local sub sandwich restaurants. To celebrate, the company announced today that it will be hosting a special celebration event on March 1 at the original Goodcents location in Lenexa, Kan., featuring 8-inch turkey subs for 30 cents*.
What: 30 cent 8-inch turkey subs
Where: Goodcents Store #1 – 13416 College Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66210
When: March 1, 2019
Why: To celebrate Goodcents 30th anniversary
This event is exactly 30 years since the first Goodcents restaurant (Store #1) opened its doors on March 1, 1989.
Goodcents, formerly known as Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas, was founded by local entrepreneur Joe Bisogno. His entrepreneurial journey started when he was just 6 years old running lemonade stands, then he started an ice cream truck at 18 years old and later purchased a gas station and used car lot at 22 years old. Knowing he always wanted to start his own restaurant, Bisogno took a position with McDonald’s Corporation as an instructor of the company’s franchise program. He spent more than 10 years observing and understanding the restaurant business and operations before leaving to start Goodcents in 1989.
“I saw an opportunity to create a more nutritious option for people looking for a quick meal on the go,” said Bisogno. “While a lot has changed in 30 years, we’ve always stayed focused on good, quality food that people continue to love today and our brand is strong.”
Headquartered in DeSoto, Kan., Goodcents has more than 70 locations across the country. Locations are based in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, South Dakota, Arizona and Minnesota with additional franchise opportunities available nationally.
The company is known for its signature soft bread, baked fresh in-store twice daily, as well as its freshly sliced meats and cheeses, hearty pasta meals, and chewy cookies. Last year, Goodcents also announced a new line of Centsable Kitchen meals featuring fresh, chef-prepared grab-n-go options like Mac & Cheese, Classic Lasagna, Chicken Carnitas Tacos and more.
Goodcents is planning additional celebration events featuring the 30 cent 8-inch turkey subs at additional restaurant locations across the country over the next several months. To see the celebration event lineup for a location near you, visit goodcentssubs.com/30-year-anniversary/.
Visit goodcentssubs.com or download the Goodcents app to order and connect with Goodcents through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @EatGoodcents and Snapchat at GoodcentsSubs.
* Limit one per customer. Cannot combine offers. Dine-in only. Offer not available on delivery, drive-thru, call ahead, or online. Offer available while supplies last.
December 20th, 2016 by bgreen
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
- 3870 Vogel Rd., Arnold, MO 63010
For information about the Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs menu or to view a full list of the stores, visit www.goodcentssubs.com. Or to donate directly to Frank’s Tanks visit http://main.diabetes.org/goto/FranksTanks.
About Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
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.
November 3rd, 2016 by bgreen
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.”
To find the closest Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs near you, visit www.goodcentssubs.com.
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.
June 15th, 2016 by bgreen
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.
To find the closest Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs near you, visit http://locations.goodcentssubs.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/#/map
June 1st, 2016 by bgreen
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs has big plans ahead for expanding and updating its restaurant locations across the U.S. Today, the company announced the opening of its first ‘Goodcents of the Future’ restaurant prototype in Leavenworth, Kan. at 2915 Trailhead Drive.
The ‘Goodcents of the Future’ restaurant features the area’s first digital ordering kiosks, as well as new digital menu boards and an updated interior design. The digital kiosks enable customers to quickly and easily self-order in-store or in the drive-thru and save preferences for future visits.
“We believe digital ordering kiosks are the wave of the future,” said Scott Ford, president of Goodcents. “Based on our research, they not only add convenience but lead to higher customer satisfaction rates.”
The Leavenworth location was part of a complete remodel showcasing the new design prototype. A new drive-thru was added as well as an enhanced Coca-Cola beverage system. The store will also serve freshly brewed tea, premium lemonade and an extensive line of bottled soda, energy drinks, teas and flavored waters.
“After months of planning and construction, it’s great to see our new vision come to life,” said Dave Goebel, Goodcents franchisee owner and operator of the Leavenworth store. “It’s a fresh, modern experience that sets us apart and gives our customers a new and improved experience with the same quality food.”
To celebrate the re-grand opening, the Leavenworth Goodcents location is offering 99 cent six-inch Classic Turkey Subs from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. today only and free fresh-baked cookies today – June 19.
The next ‘Goodcents of the Future’ location is currently under construction at 10450 S. Ridgeview Road in Olathe, Kan., which is scheduled to open later this year.
Building on it’s focus around digital enhancements, Goodcents has also revamped its website and online ordering process, which now includes group orders, and released a mobile app for Android and iOS devices. Customer’s can place orders ahead of time for dine-in, pick-up or delivery.
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 across eight states. Visit http://goodcentssubs.com for more information. To connect with Goodcents through Facebook visit www.facebook.com/GoodcentsSubs or Twitter @EatGoodcents and Snapchat at GoodcentsSubs.
April 6th, 2016 by Sarah Mullins
KANSAS CITY – Three custom BBQ sandwiches return to the menu at all Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs restaurant locations nationwide because of the popularity of the sandwiches last year.
The made-to-order sandwiches feature Kansas City’s signature Smokestack pulled pork and shredded chicken on freshly-baked Goodcents Sweet Bread. The sandwiches are traditionally dressed with pickles, but toppings can be customized based on customer preference.
- 8-inch Smokestack Pulled Pork or Shredded Chicken – $6.99 (plus tax)
- 6-inch Smokestack Pulled Pork or Shredded Chicken – $4.49 (plus tax)
- 8-inch Smokestack BBQ Bacon Cheddar Melt (pork or chicken) – $7.49 (plus tax)
“Because Goodcents is headquartered in the BBQ capital of the United States, we know our BBQ in Kansas City and quality is extremely important to us,” said Scott Ford, president of Goodcents. “Our customers went crazy for them last year, and we’re excited to work with Smokestack to bring them back again this year.”
This is the second year in a row Goodcents and the Kansas City BBQ brand Smokestack have teamed up to launch the exclusive BBQ sandwich line. It is a limited-time promotion that runs now through July 31.
To find a Goodcents location nearest you, please visit locations.goodcentssubs.com or the Goodcents mobile app on Android and iOS. Orders can be placed ahead of time for pick-up or delivery.
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. Visit http://goodcentssubs.com for more information. To connect with Goodcents through Facebook visit www.facebook.com/GoodcentsSubs or Twitter @EatGoodcents and Snapchat at GoodcentsSubs.
May 16th, 2013 by Sarah Mullins
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.
April 4th, 2012 by Sarah Mullins
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!
A couple of my co-workers have been so eager to see the newest innovation in soda vending machines — the Coke Freestyle dispenses more than 100 Coca-Cola brand beverages — that you might think it was the Second Coming. Or maybe something that hearkens back to an old-fashioned soda fountain. Before technologically superior machines made fountain drinks accessible to anyone who could press a button, a soda jerk (like Walt Bodine, about seven decades ago) could concoct customized beverages with carbonated water or seltzer, a variety of flavored syrups — including Coca-Cola — and crushed ice. If you wanted a vanilla Coke back in the Jurassic age, you had to have the soda jerk make it. Thanks to Coke Freestyle, you are the soda jerk — sort of.
Last night, a shiny red, brand-new Coke Freestyle machine — enfolded in black plastic, like a sarcophagus, to avoid trauma during shipment — was carefully wheeled off a truck and installed at the Mr. Goodcents restaurant in Brookside, at 6304 Brookside Plaza. There are already Freestyle machines in the Mr. Goodcents shops in Olathe, Overland Park, Blue Springs and Prairie Village. September is the big rollout for the machines in area Mr. Goodcents stores. And customers, according to the store manager at the store at 9067 Metcalf, are crazy about it.
It’s more like a big toy — a video game! — than a traditional soda dispenser. The tall machine operates via touch-screen with more options than most jukeboxes. (The ice dispenser, by the way, uses the same ancient technology, by pressing the paper cup against a lever). Coca-Cola began test-marketing the concept over two years ago in fast-food restaurants, movie theaters, even a couple of Sam’s Clubs. The state-of-the-art machines use the same technology developed by hospital pharmacies — micro-dispensing technology and the proprietary PurePour system — originally developed to deliver precise doses of drugs. Fitting, since Coca-Cola was once extolled for its medicinal qualities.
Instead of using those old clunky, 5-pound bags of syrup, the micro-dispensing units blend one or more concentrated ingredients with water and sweetener before being delivered into the paper cups. I couldn’t see how, exactly, one could “customize” a fountain drink unless that meant filling part of the cup with one pre-mixed Coke product and then adding another.
The flavor selections are interesting. There are five fruity choices of traditional Coca-Cola, including an orange version that was sold only in Russia prior to the development of the Freestyle machine. There are five additional flavors of Diet Coke and Caffeine-Free Diet, Sprite (Peach Sprite is a popular choice, a Mr. Goodcents manager told me), Sprite Zero and eight flavors of Dasani brand waters and Fanta soda.
By the end of the month, Coke Freestyle machines will be in most of the Mr. Goodcents venues in the metro — including Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Bonner Springs — and Topeka and St. Joseph.