Goodcents Franchise Owners Receive Community Award

Local couple awarded for their remarkable involvement in the Gardner community

Gardner Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs franchise owners, Steve and Mary Fox

GARDNER, Kan. – Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs franchise owners, Steve and Mary Fox received the 2015 Best Overall Community Engagement Award given to only one franchisee in the system each year by Goodcents Corporate. The Foxes have been Goodcents franchisees since 1994. 

Goodcents Corporate recognizes Delivery, Catering and Caring Awards annually throughout its national system. 

The Best Overall Community Engagement Award is the top award and is given to one franchisee who is remarkably active in the local community. Goodcents prides itself on immersing owners and employees with the people in its local community and those eating at the restaurant.

“We are very proud of Steve and Mary and their commitment to the community,” said Scott Ford, Chief Operating Officer at Goodcents. “The award is a source of great pride to our organization and shows our dedication to our local communities.”

For more than 20 years, the Foxes have worked diligently to find various ways to give back to the Gardner community. The following are only a few examples of their involvement:

  • Goodcents rewards the Gardner Police Department with a special discount. 
  • The Foxes have developed a longtime partnership with local schools and PTA organizations offering fundraising nights, gift card donations, and teacher appreciation programs.
  • The annual Boo Bash in Gardner has become a favorite community program for Goodcents with hundreds of cookie coupons and more.
  • Gardner volunteers rarely go hungry because Goodcents donates to a variety of charity events in the city.

“It has been our pleasure to be involved in our community and we intend to continue. It’s our way of getting to know our customers and giving back to those who are helping others,” said Steve Fox, who owns the Gardner Goodcents at 796 E Main St.

About Goodcents

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 Today, there are 80 franchise-owned Goodcents restaurants in eight states. For more information about the company or opening a Goodcents Franchise, please visit