Preston Marsh – Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs

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Star City Six – Preston Marsh

Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs is owned by PILLAR Restaurant Group with five locations in Lincoln. Preston Marsh is the area supervisor for Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs.

Tell us a little about your business.

Goodcents is a frontward facing sandwich shop serving healthy, fresh-sliced deli sandwiches. We make customer service a priority in a fast-paced environment. Goodcents has been in Lincoln 21 years, and I’m proud to say that this month marks my 20th year with the company.

How did you get started in the business?

I stopped in the restaurant with my dad to pick up sandwiches. Goodcents had donated a party tray to the sprint car race team that I was a part of. The owners, Jeff Barclay and Scott Ritter, recruited me to work at the 69th and Pioneers location.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?

Learning how to develop a team that has the same passion that I have for what we do as a business every day.

Tell us a little about your family.

It’s just me, my wife Mindy, and our dog Milo (he’s two).

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?

When I was 10 and my parents got divorced. It was through that process I was exposed to a new reality that showed me there was a different way to live life that would provide anything that I was willing to work for.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

Going to sprint car races, wherever they might be in the country.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?

I have an eye for interior design.

Who inspires you?

I am inspired by people who see something and do something. In other words, anybody willing to work hard for what they want.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?

Grinder—I grind hard for what I want to achieve.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Like a Boss” by Slim Thug

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?

I’m great at vacuuming.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Sign language.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?

Professional race car driver.

What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?

PILLAR Restaurant Group is involved with several nonprofits in Lincoln and around Nebraska.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.

What is your favorite movie?

Forrest Gump.

What is your favorite TV show?

It rotates a lot. I really like half-hour sitcoms. My all-time favorite is The Cosby Show.

What is your favorite local restaurant?


If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?

Neil Armstrong. I have the most questions for him.

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