Who makes a great Erbert and Gerbert’s franchisee?
You don’t need a restaurant background when opening a sandwich shop; our experienced team will get you started
Have you been thinking about opening a sandwich shop, but you’re not sure how to get started? Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop knows where you’re coming from, and where you could be. We have the experience and operational support that have helped motivated entrepreneurs find success with our sandwich and sub shop franchise for nearly 30 years.
What it takes to open a sandwich shop
Success as an Erbert and Gerbert’s franchise owner takes a winning, can-do attitude as well as a willingness to implement our tested and proven systems. Those systems mean that although a background in foodservice can help, it’s not required. We have the tools, training and operational support to help you learn and grow the business, as long as you have the passion and drive to do it.
“What we look for in our franchise partners is the desire to build their own business while supporting our growth strategy,” says Erbert and Gerbert’s President and CEO Eric Wolfe. “We look for folks who are outgoing and energetic, who can put their entrepreneurial spirit behind our operating system. We say, ‘Let’s focus on what we can do and how we can get there together, and how we can both benefit from one another.’”
We want someone who’s willing and able to be a part of their community. Our sandwich shops are fixtures in their neighborhoods, attracting business from local companies and families by offering quick and delicious lunches and dinners, whether they need carryout, delivery or dine-in.
How we help you get started
One of the biggest advantages of opening a sandwich shop with a franchise versus starting your own independent operation is that you don’t have to go it alone. We’ve helped numerous franchisees start and grow their franchises, so we know what it takes and how we can support our franchisees in creating a successful location.
Having a proven system in place removes a lot of the stress, guesswork and uncertainty of starting your own business, instead helping you focus on ramping up and getting your name out into your neighborhood.
Financial qualifications and available territories
Sandwich franchises like Erbert and Gerbert’s are a great, affordable way to get started in the restaurant industry. In addition to our low initial costs, our buying power with vendors and simple slice-and-serve operations keep ongoing expenses below those of many other food franchises.
A single traditional outlet ranges between $191,014 – $381,535, and a single non-traditional outlet ranges from only $28,750 – $107,000; a more detailed breakdown of the initial investment can be found at our franchise startup costs page.
We have prime locations available in both established markets and targeted expansion territories. That means you can still get a great location in markets with demand and opportunity, where other franchise opportunities might be oversaturated, and our robust new store opening plans help you ramp up and build awareness more quickly.
Learn more about opening a sandwich shop
If you’re ready to learn more about opening a sandwich shop with Erbert and Gerbert’s, visit our other research pages. To start a conversation, fill out this form and we will reach out to further discuss the opportunity. We look forward to speaking with you!