Why small business ownership with Erbert & Gerbert’s is so rewarding
Owner-operators love Erbert and Gerbert’s, serving great food in a business they can be proud to own
There’s little in the world that’s more satisfying than living the American dream through small business ownership. That’s what Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop owners do every day across more than 100 locations, serving flavorful sandwiches and hearty soups to happy guests. It makes for a business they can be proud to run. And whether you’re a foodservice veteran or a first-time entrepreneur, E&G might be the perfect opportunity for you, too.
A small business that puts a smile on your guests’ faces
The most satisfying thing about owning an Erbert and Gerbert’s has to be the smiles, whether it’s the smile on a guest’s face when they get their hands on a fresh sandwich, or the smile on your own face as your hard work pays off and the business grows.
“My favorite part of the job is getting to know the people that come into my store,” says Green Bay, WI, franchisee Brigett Blise. “When you walk in the door of an Erbert and Gerbert’s, it always has a warm, family feeling. We get to know so many of our customers, a lot of the time, people will walk in the door and we’ve already got their sandwich made.”
The smiles don’t just feel good; happy guests turn into repeat customers. Our convenient dine-in, carryout, drive-thru and delivery options help make E&G a frequent choice for busy people needing a quick lunch at work or a satisfying dinner for the family.
A helping hand when you need it
Another great thing about business ownership is the ability to be your own boss, but sometimes you still need someone to provide some guidance. With Erbert and Gerbert’s, you’re not left on your own or treated like just a number in a massive corporation. You have friendly, knowledgeable business consultants who work directly with you to answer questions, provide advice and train you on our time-tested operations.
“Before Erbert and Gerbert’s, we had two units with another franchise, and they weren’t involved. We saw our franchise manager once every six months, and if we needed help, it was usually just a phone call,” says Blise. “But at Erbert and Gerbert’s, they’re very hands-on. When there was construction in front of our store, they were there every step of the way, helping me advertise delivery and let guests know how they could get to us.”
We’re celebrating 30 years in the business, and with that longevity comes the experience, knowledge and systems to help franchisees run smooth and successful operations. We’ve worked out the kinks to develop a strong business model. That enables you to focus on developing your business by marketing, building community relationships and serving high-quality food to your guests.
Small business ownership can be affordable
Relative to other foodservice franchises, the cost to open a sandwich shop with Erbert and Gerbert’s is an affordable investment, ranging from $191,014 – $381,535 for a single traditional outlet. And our franchise development team can help you determine the best financing options to help you achieve your goal of small business ownership.
We’re currently focused on growth in strong markets in the upper Midwest, with prime locations available in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Milwaukee and Madison.
Learn more about the Erbert and Gerbert’s franchise opportunity
If you want the next chapter of your life to include small business ownership with Erbert and Gerbert’s, fill out the form on this page to start a conversation or read more of our story here. We look forward to hearing from you!