The Uptown Cafe was acquired by two Kansas cousins in April, 2008. They retained the name, but added "Jackie B. Goode's" to the name. Jackie B. Goode was the brother of one of the cousins and was killed in Vietnam in 1968. In the foyer of the cafe, a tribute to Jack Goode has been added displaying his photograph and 12 medals he was awarded for valor, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

The menu has changed very little with the exception that most of the sandwiches, including the famous steakburger, come with choice of french fries or chips. A stage has been added to the cafe and free entertainment is frequently provided.

Extensive renovation of the cafe has been completed restoring the cafe to it's original condition. 50's and 60' music can still be heard on the juke box of this jumpin' little cafe and the soda fountain is always open for a banana split, malt or shake made the old fashioned way!

Dining is 100% smoke free and patrons can now enjoy beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Cleanliness is of utmost importance to the new owners. Food prices are still moderate and buses are always welcome.