A new sandwich chain is looking to enter the Northwest Indiana market.
Wisconsin-based Erbert & Gerbert's plans to open two Hammond locations in the next three years, the company has announced. The restaurant is still scouting out real estate and does not yet have locations picked out, spokeswoman Erin Hudec said.
The 26-year-old restaurant company, which is headquartered in Eau Claire, specializes in unique flavors, such as cranberry wasabi chicken.
Erbert & Gerbert's is just the latest chain to add restaurants in Northwest Indiana in the fast-growing sub sandwich segment. Jersey Mike's and Firehouse Subs also have recently opened stores.
Consulting firm Technomic has found that 96 percent of consumers polled buy sandwiches at least once a week.
Erbert & Gerbert's currently has 63 locations, mostly in the Midwest and Great Plains states. The company is pursuing aggressive growth in Indiana and plans to add eight to 10 new locations across the state, it announced.
Additional franchises are expected to open in Michigan and Texas.