Its already been open about two weeks, but Erbert & Gerberts Sandwich Shop will have its grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday morning at 11:30.
The business, located at 1660 Whittlesey Road, adjacent to Cicis Pizza, is franchised by Steven Davidson, who also operates the Fuddruckers restaurant on Airport Thruway.
Prize drawings for an Apple iPad mini tablet and a $50 gift card and $25 gift card, are planned for Thursdays event, while a $500 donation will be made to the Survivor Outreach Services program at Fort Benning. To register for the drawings, check in with the shop on Facebook or stop in at the store.
Erbert & Gerberts is a Wisconsin-based chain that serves cold submarine sandwiches, but leaves Mr. Guts, or the bread filling, on top for dunking in your soup.
Sandwiches come in signature, specialty and classic flavors with names like Quatro (cranberry wasabi chicken), Comet Candy (ham and roast beef) and Jacob Bluefinger (avocado). There also a Pudder, which is peanut butter and jelly.
Davidson plans to open a second Erbert & Gerbters at Billings Crossing on Gateway Road. Allison Cruz, Columbus director of operations, said that likely will be in early 2014.