Company News

July 2013

Pie Five Pizza Co. opens its doors in KC
In July Santoku will open its first of ten Pie Five restaurants planned in the KC Metro area.

August 2013

Y-Leave opens seventh.
In August Y-Leave will open its seventh location and like it's last site a departure from the core group.

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Company Overview

Santoku, Inc. is a multi-concept multi-segment foodservice company operating in the Kansas City Metro Area. Currently Santoku operates under four distinctly different brand names two are nationally franchised (Goodcent’s Deli Fresh Subs, Pie Five Pizza) and two were developed internally (Why Leave? Café & Vending, PRIME Catered Events). The company competes in the following segments Quick Serve, Fast Casual, Corporate Dining, Full Service Catering, Contract Food Service and Vending. Santoku has very intentionally diversified its portfolio of concepts, here’s a look…

  • Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs – In the Quick Serve Sandwich category,
    known for fresh baked bread and meats sliced to order.
  • Why Leave? Café & Vending Company – In the Business & Institution category. Corporate Dining, Catering, Contract Food Service and Vending.
  • Pie Five Pizza Co. - is a fast-casual concept offering individual pizzas made to order and cooked in less than five minutes.
  • PRIME Catered Events – is an elegant catering company that was designed to surpass client expectations from beyond the ordinary.
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