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How we stand out from the competition


How we stand out from the competition

Erbert and Gerbert’s® nostalgic atmosphere and bold flavors help set us apart from our sandwich peers

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.

The exterior of an Erbert and Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop with a drive-thru menu.
Convenience is key for busy guests, so we give them a lot of options to get a sandwich or soup, including dine-in, carryout, drive-thru, catering and delivery.

Classic sandwiches with flavorful twists

When we talk about our differences, we start with the food. We take the classic sandwich building blocks — meat, cheese and vegetables — and scoop out the middle of our freshly baked bread. This gives us more room for the fillings and makes for a better balance of flavors. We also have unique, bold condiments that take our sandwiches to the next level, including sweet Cranberry Wasabi and savory Peppadew Mustard sauces.

Aside from our sandwiches, we also have a roster of warm, hearty soups that make a great side or meal of their own. Our soups, including Chicken Wild Rice and Tomato Basil Parmesan, give guests more options and make a great combo add-on to any of our sandwiches.

We have a story to tell

The welcome sign on the outside of an Erbert and Gerbert’s location. The sign says, “Welcome. Our story begins with a storyteller – A father, who created stories out of love for his children. From his imagination sprang two brothers, Erbert and Gerbert Herbert, as well as a cast of colorful characters whose names grace our sandwiches. On their journeys through space and time, Erbert and Gerbert learn valuable lessons about history, science and the importance of friendship. Enjoy the sandwiches. And the stories.”
Our stories and characters give us a personality that connects with guests.

Our name comes from the stories our founder heard from his father as a child. The adventures of “Erbert and Gerbert Herbert” and their friends still adorn our walls and help name our menu items, contributing to a nostalgic atmosphere that helps us forge a more personal connection with our guests.

These stories and characters give us more personality than other brands, and while we are a franchise, they invoke a sense of warmth and comfort that makes each location truly a unique part of your community. That connections pays off as your franchise becomes the go-to for lunch, dinner and catering.

Delivering deliciousness

Delivery provides another avenue for franchisees to get food to busy guests; if the guests can’t get to us, we can go to them. In addition to delivery, locations can also offer dine-in, carryout, drive-thru and catering options. This convenience and availability helps build loyalty and guest retention.

Of course, we know we’re not the only food delivery franchise, but you can own an Erbert and Gerbert’s franchise at a lower initial investment than Jimmy John’s. We have the experience to support you and help set you up for success, and we still have growth opportunities available in a number of prime locations.

Learn more and start a conversation

If you’re ready to learn more about Erbert and Gerbert’s food delivery franchise, visit our other research pages. To start a conversation, fill out the form on this page, and we will reach out to further discuss the opportunity. We look forward to speaking with you!