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Healthy and Hearty

Just because making a sandwich is easy doesn’t mean that making a great sandwich is within everyone’s reach. Whatever that magic touch may be, Goodcents has it.

Article
Donna Leahey
Photos
Sarah Eliza Roberts
Posted
December 28, 2018

Imagine a soft, white, fluffy cloud. Now imagine bread as soft, white, and fluffy as that cloud. Picture it loaded with meat and cheese, fresh vegetables, seasonings, and made fresh when you order. And now that you’re hungry, head to Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs in Bixby for the handmade sub of your imagination.

Jason Mims knows how to make a sandwich. And a hearty pasta meal. He can set you up with top-notch catering. And finish it off with a sweet cookie. He’s been serving the Tulsa area for the last four years as the owner of Goodcents, but his career in food goes back a lot longer than that.

“I’m a food guy,” says Mims. “I’ve owned and managed restaurants my whole career. My dad’s a veterinarian, in mixed practice, and so I always knew I wanted to be my own boss.” Mims owned another local restaurant a few years ago, sold it, and then set out to learn as much about the food business as possible.

When he decided to own his own restaurant again, Mims chose Goodcents. “I like them. They’re a very open company. They were realistic with me; upfront and very accessible. We opened four years ago at the end of December. Time flies when you’re having fun.”

Chipotle Cheesesteak (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)
Chipotle Cheesesteak (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)

But, about that bread. It’s the first thing you notice when you bite into a Goodcents’ sub. Mims won’t give up the secret of how they make the bread so soft. “It’s proprietary. The dough is made just for Goodcents,” he says. “We do bake twice a day; that makes a difference.”

That’s not the only thing that makes a difference. The fresh meats are sliced when you order rather than drying out on deli paper. The meats are high quality deli cuts. The turkey, for instance, has no preservatives, no additives, and was raised with no antibiotics.

Goodcents vegetables are cut fresh every day, so you don’t have to worry about limp lettuce or soggy cucumbers. The vegetables are crisp and cool and ready to add texture and flavor to your sandwich.

All Goodcents sandwiches come with “standard dress,” unless you request otherwise. That’s lettuce, tomato, onion, oregano, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of oil and vinegar. Standard dress complements Goodcents’ subs perfectly, with that vinegary bite, the crispy lettuce, and the spices adding the perfect finishing touches to the sandwich flavor profile.

Jason Mims (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)
Jason Mims (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)

If you’re not sure what to try first, take a look at the Penny Club. It’s Goodcents’ most popular sub, loaded up with fresh-sliced roast beef, turkey, and ham, topped with your choice of cheese, all served on that cloud-soft bread. “It’s a good value,” says Mims. “It makes Goodcents.” He points to the Penny Man logo on the nearby sign. “Penny Man says make your pennies count.”

For something a little toastier and crunchier, check out the toasted subs. These sandwiches take a trip through the oven to get toasty warm and gently browned. The chipotle cheesesteak is a solid choice. It’s loaded with chicken or steak and topped with pepper jack cheese, green pepper, onion, and drizzled with spicy ranch. It’s all the flavor you expect from a cheesesteak with a surprising heat to set it off.

On a cold January day, you may be looking for something warmer for lunch. Check out Goodcents’ pasta menu. “Our founder [Joe Bisogno] is Italian, and that’s why we do pasta. He’s big on the Italian flair.” That flair shows in their most popular pasta dish, the chicken Alfredo. The creamy Alfredo complements the generous serving of chicken atop penne pasta, and the whole thing is topped with cheese and browned. It’s a warm and filling way to get through the rest of your day. “The meatballs are good, too,” Mims says. If you prefer marinara over Alfredo, consider the pasta with meatballs.

For your little ones, Goodcents has a meal that comes with an entree, a drink, and a side. “We’ll tailor the meal to the kid,” says Mims. “I’ll make any sandwich a kid’s sandwich and make it however they like.”

Be sure to consider Goodcents for any catering needs. “We have lots of trays,” says Mims. “Sandwich trays, decorated cookies. Pasta is a nice change.” You can get sub box lunches, too, which come with a sandwich, cookie, and chips. Goodcents’ catering is a budget-friendly option as well. “I’ll put our prices up next to anybody’s for being affordable for family, churches, and business.”

Goodcents has tea and lemonade by the gallon, fresh fruit trays, and whatever you might want for your event. “If you can think it up, I can do it,” he says. “We’re a one-stop shop: plates, napkins, cups, condiments, everything. We even deliver it. We’ve gone to Coweta, downtown, and Sapulpa.”

Mims is very active in local schools. “My wife is in the public schools, so we work with them as much as possible,” he says. “We do meals for three or four different sports in area schools.”  

LOCATOR
Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
8222 E. 103rd St. | Bixby
918-364-7827
goodcentssubs.com
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.