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Industry analysis and competition


Industry analysis and competition

Sandwich chains like Erbert and Gerbert’s boast consistent growth and long-term stability for owners and investors

Sandwich chains like Erbert and Gerbert’s are a staple in the restaurant business, because sandwiches are a staple in Americans’ diets. But it’s not merely a stable business; it’s a growing industry with a great amount of potential for ambitious entrepreneurs and investors.

Sandwich chains a steady, growing business

Sandwich industry 21 Billion Dollar growth

Sandwiches are perennially popular, a go-to lunch and dinner choice for guests from every demographic. And with nearly 30 years of experience in the industry and more than 100 locations open, we’ve proven our staying power in a segment that connects with guests and helps our franchise owners succeed.

That’s great news for franchise candidates looking for an investment they can build on, something that will last. Sandwiches aren’t a fad; they’re here to stay. That makes our investment something our franchise candidates can be involved with for years, something they can pass on to their children or sell when the time is right to exit the business and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Sandwich chains gaining more guests

Of course, a stable business can become stagnant, but that’s not the case with sandwich chains, thanks to the growing importance of variety and convenience in our guests’ eating habits. People are beginning to move away from greasy burgers and heavy fried foods, looking for a fresher alternative.

People are looking to other options, but they want something that still tastes great, and they get exactly that with a sandwich or soup from Erbert and Gerbert’s. They’re affordable too, with generous, satisfying portions at the right price for lunch or dinner for the whole family. And with quality ingredients and unique sauces like savory Peppadew Mustard and sweet Cranberry Wasabi, our sandwiches taste even better than the competition’s.

Convenience drives guest retention

Two employees at an Erbert and Gerbert’s location prepare sandwiches in the prep area.
Sandwiches have long been, and always will be, lunch and dinner favorites for guests in every demographic.

People are busier than ever, and those schedules affect their dining choices every day. Sandwiches are convenient to eat and ours are convenient to get, with dine-in, carryout, drive-thru and delivery options available from most locations.

The convenience that’s so attractive to our guests really pays off for franchise owners. Convenience is key to turning guests into regulars and becoming their standard for office lunches or picking up dinner for their families on the way home. With all those options available for them to get our sandwiches and soups, each location can develop a loyal and lucrative following.

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