This past September, Minsky’s teamed up with the Alex Smith Foundation to give our loyal customers a chance to win an MVP dinner with Alex Smith! Fans entered the contest through our campaign, “Slices with Smith” by filling out contest entries in store or by entering in a special code when they ordered online – and there were over 3,500 entries in the contest!
Minsky’s is happy to announce that the winner was Nicole Bergsten from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. But when we gave Nicole a call to let her know the news she told us she was expecting a baby in just a few short weeks! Because Nicole was getting ready for the new baby, she decided her husband, Josh and his three brothers might be better suited to enjoy dinner with Alex Smith!
“Nicole was pretty shocked when she got the call, but she knew my brothers and I would love to have dinner with Alex,” said Nicole’s husband Josh.
Josh and his brothers, Spencer, Jordan and Dillon Bergsten recently met Alex at Minsky’s South Plaza location to enjoy Kansas City’s best pizza and talk all about football, family, and life with QB Alex Smith. But there was another surprise. When Alex and his wife Elizabeth heard that Josh and Nicole Bergsten had a new baby at home, they decided to put together a few gifts to welcome the Bergsten’s new baby, Noah! The gift package among other items included a Chiefs bib, hat and booties plus a Chiefs blanket and a penant that Alex personalized for baby Noah.
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“Alex is such a down to earth guy and such a friendly person. It was natural hanging out with him, it was like talking to a friend,” said Josh. It turns out, as the Bergsten brothers and Alex were hanging out and eating their pizza, another Chiefs player – none other than Eric Berry – happened to be right next door eating at our sister restaurant, eggtc.! When Eric Berry heard that Alex Smith and the contest winner were right next door, he made the short walk over to say “hi” to his quarterback and snap a couple of pix with the “Slices with Smith” winner and his brothers!
“We really appreciate Minsky’s for putting this together,” said Josh. “It was just an awesome time for me and my brothers and of course, great to meet and hang out with the quarterback of the Chiefs!”
Congrats to the Josh and the Bergsten brothers! And double congrats to generous original contest winner Nicole Bergsten! We’re so happy you entered the contest and thank you all for being great Chiefs fans and loyal Minsky’s customers! And, when baby Noah is ready to get out and about, be sure to stop by and see us – we can’t wait to meet him!
To learn more about our current promotion with Alex Smith, The 1 and 1 Special, click here!