A series of bedtime stories, actually, that were told by a father to his 10 children as the Adventures of Erbert & Gerbert Herbert. He created these stories to teach his children about science, history, adventure and being a good friend.
One of those children grew up to become our founder. In tribute to his father, his family and those stories, he named his sandwich shop Erbert & Gerbert's, and then created all of the sandwiches on the menu to honor the characters in the stories.
The first location opened in 1988 in the fine, fine town of Eau Claire, WI, and has since grown to over 100 locations across 12 states. Every Erbert & Gerbert's is a sandwich shop dedicated to serving better, more flavorful sandwiches than anyone else in the universe.
We have a story to tell at Erbert and Gerbert's Sandwich Shop, and we're looking for new franchisees to help us tell it. We've broken the 100-store milestone, and we have the operational experience and excellence to help you succeed with our brand. Our sandwich franchises have simple operations that make it easy to run and easy to scale; revenue-building services through in-store, delivery and catering sales; and a community focus that helps your store connect directly with guests.
With any sandwich franchise, everything starts with the food. The sandwiches and soups at Erbert and Gerbert's come alive with high-quality ingredients and bold sauces and spreads like Peppadew Mustard and Cranberry Wasabi. And to make them even better, we scoop out the middle of our fresh-baked bread to stuff more into each sandwich and create a delicious balance of flavors for guests.
Why Our Franchise?
There are plenty of reasons to invest in an Erbert and Gerbert's franchise, but here are a few of the ones we're proudest of. Read on to learn about our unique atmosphere, diverse menu and the advantages of being a food delivery franchise.
With nearly 30 years in business, along with decades of franchising and food industry experience in our management team, Erbert and Gerbert's has developed a strong business model for our sandwich franchise that's easy to follow, produces an excellent product and focuses on guest convenience in a number of different ways.