Mr. Goodcents

Mr. Goodcents Rebrands

Former CEO of Applebee’s, David Goebel, is spearheading the changes at the brand.

Formality is being phased out at a Kansas City, Missouri–based quick-serve chain. Customers will no longer have to use a courtesy title when addressing Mr. Goodcents.

The 96-unit sandwich concept, with locations in nine states, is undergoing a rebranding, which includes changing its name from Mr. Goodcents Subs and Pasta to Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs.

CEO David Goebel, the former CEO of Applebee’s who became a Mr. Goodcents franchisee before taking over the company last year, is spearheading the changes.

Leveraging Franchisee Diversity

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