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Goodcents adding to its offerings with pre-packaged to-go meals

Goodcents adding to its offerings with pre-packaged to-go meals

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Goodcents is offering eight different pre-packaged healthy meals, and Lincoln stores are among the first ones to sell them.

When owners of the local Goodcents franchise found out the sandwich chain was going to start offering pre-packaged healthy meal options, they were all in.

"We jumped on board right away," said Michele Mower, whose title is "ambassador of buzz" for franchisees Jeff Barclay and Scott Ritter.

The meals, which include grilled Alaskan salmon, classic pot roast and Southern-style meatloaf, went on sale Tuesday at the Goodcents location at 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard, and Mower said the store sold more than 100.

"To us, that was a nice reassurance that this was something people wanted," Mower said.

The other four Lincoln Goodcents locations started selling the meals on Wednesday.

A Goodcents spokeswoman said Lincoln is one of the first markets to participate in the Goodcents to Go program, which evolved out of an earlier effort to provide healthy pre-packaged meals called Centsable Kitchen.

She said prepared healthy meals are a growing trend and Goodcents wanted to provide options to its customers.

The meals, which come in eight different varieties, are made fresh every day and can be purchased one at a time or in a weekly bundle. They are available online and also can be delivered. Individual meal prices vary, but a weekly bundle of five costs $30.

Mower said the Lincoln stores are running a promotion offering two meals for $10 until Dec. 24.

"They're awesome meals," she said.

Reach the writer at 402-473-2647 or molberding@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @LincolnBizBuzz.

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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