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Here are the answers to some common questions about our sub sandwich franchise opportunities

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What is Erbert and Gerbert’s?
Erbert and Gerbert’s® Sandwich Shop is a long-running franchise with delicious sandwiches and soups for our guests. 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.

An employee at an Erbert and Gerbert’s franchise location prepares two bags of sandwiches for delivery in the prep area.

With many locations offering dine-in, carryout, drive-thru, delivery and catering options, convenience is a key part of the value of Erbert and Gerbert’s to your guests, and that encourages them to make your location their regular spot for lunch and dinner.

What sets Erbert and Gerbert’s apart from other sandwich franchises?
When we talk about our differences, we start with the food. We scoop out the middle of our freshly baked bread, which gives us more room for the fillings and makes for a better balance of flavors. We also have unique, bold condiments like our sweet Cranberry Wasabi and savory Peppadew Mustard sauces that guests can’t get elsewhere, and a roster of warm, hearty soups that make a great side or meal of their own.

Our business model is also built on offering multiple ways to get that delicious food to guests, with many locations offering dine-in, carryout, drive-thru, delivery and catering, meaning that it’s easy for guests to make your shop a regular lunch or dinner spot, no matter how busy they are.

Who is Erbert and Gerbert’s looking for in a franchisee?
You don’t need restaurant experience to become part of Erbert and Gerbert’s sub sandwich franchise opportunities, thanks to our extensive training and support. What you do need to be is ambitious, hardworking and a people person. The ability to train and manage your team is key to running a successful franchise.

A smiling franchise employee passes a wrapped sandwich over the counter.

Erbert and Gerbert’s is the right fit for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who wants to be an active member of their community.

How much is the franchise fee?
For a traditional location, the Initial Franchise Fee is $30,000 when you sign the Franchise Agreement. We also offer discounts for Area Developers, military veterans and non-traditional locations; for more details on the franchise fees and other startup costs, fill out the form on this page for access to our free franchise information report, which includes Item 7 from our Franchise Disclosure Document.

How much are the royalty fees?
For traditional locations, the royalty fee is 6% of net revenues and the advertising fee is 2% of net revenues.

For non-traditional locations, the royalty fee is 5% of net revenues and the advertising fee is a one-time payment of $750.

For more details on the royalty fees, fill out the form on this page for access to our free franchise information report, which includes Item 7 from our Franchise Disclosure Document.

 

What is my total estimated initial investment?
A single traditional outlet ranges between $191,014 – $381,535, and a single non-traditional outlet ranges from only $28,750 – $107,000. For more details on the initial investment, visit the “What are my costs?” page fill out the form on this page for access to our free franchise information report, which includes Item 7 from our Franchise Disclosure Document.

Does Erbert and Gerbert’s offer financing?
There are a number of financing options available to Erbert and Gerbert’s franchisees. For more details, see the “How should I finance my Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop?” page.

What territories are available?
With locations in 16 states and a particularly strong presence in the Upper Midwest, Erbert and Gerbert’s has opportunities available across the nation, with prime locations available in both developed and emerging markets.

How much money can I make?
There are plenty of factors to consider when buying a business, with the profit and income potential chief among them. We understand how important the numbers are to making an informed decision, and while we can’t make any guarantees regarding your own store’s performance, we’re happy to share a clear financial picture with every interested Erbert and Gerbert’s franchise candidate.

Learn more and start a conversation

Want to learn more about Erbert and Gerbert’s sub sandwich franchise opportunities? Fill out the form on this page to download a copy of our free franchise information report, which includes the Item 19 Financial Performance Representations from our Franchise Disclosure Document. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages. We look forward to meeting you!

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