Welcoming New Franchisees

May 11, 2020

We are excited to welcome three new franchisees (so far) in 2020!  We have officially awarded four franchises that will include two new Goodcents locations and two transfers of existing locations.

Eric Lessard has been managing two locations in the Phoenix market for roughly 2 years and has decided to dive head-first into ownership. He will be purchasing one of the locations he has been managing and opening a new location as well. Rakesh Patel is new to our concept and in that same fashion will be opening a new location in St Charles, MO. Brian Schwenkter is a long-time member of the Goodcents family, working in the restaurants his father has owned in the Saint Louis market since he was 16 years old, and is officially purchasing one of those two locations himself. While the initial signing days (and our group photos) took place just prior to the current pandemic, Lessard chose to sign for his second location digitally amidst stay-at-home orders.

We cannot be more excited to be growing our family both internally and externally, especially during such uncertain times. We are proud to be performing as well as we are thanks to our fair and honest promotions during this pandemic and look forward to the many new franchisees who would like to join us on this journey as a result. “We’ve been in business for over 31 years now, we’ve experienced recessions and downturns and now pandemics and our brand is as strong as it has ever been,” Director of Franchise Development Jami Bond said. “We are so excited to continue serving our existing guests and make many new ones happy soon!”

Want to learn more about the vast opportunities for growth as a Goodcents franchisee? Visit our new and improved franchising site at OwnAGoodcents.com.