For 27 years, Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop has, predominantly, developed throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota. However, we've recently set our sights on our neighbor to the south: Iowa.
“Our well-developed markets in the upper Midwest have prompted us to research and analyze other profitable Midwest states as well. Iowa, strategically, is a natural choice to develop because of the proximity to our headquarters, but also because there is so much opportunity there,” said Director of Franchise Development, Jeff Thames.
This summer saw E&G's introduction into America's Heartland, and we did it with a bang; opening three locations within 30 days! These sites are a good mix that serves as the foundation for our expansion into Iowa. Director of New Store Development, Jeremy Mittlestadt, discusses our first Iowa locations, “The sites that we have opened serve as the foundation for our expansion into Iowa. Erbert & Gerbert's signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with a successful restauranteur whom opened in Iowa City and has intentions for sandwich shops in Ames, Cedar Falls, and Des Moines. Likewise, we partnered with the University of Iowa, in the newly renovated Memorial Union, as well as the University of Northern Iowa in their Maucker Union.”
After several months we are confident that our brand is appealing to consumers in Iowa and, furthermore, offers entrepreneurs in those markets a new brand with prime territories to invest in. We're definitely excited to see what next year has in store!
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