Restaurant review: Erbert and Gerbert’s

If you’ve spent any amount of time in Mount Pleasant, I’m sure you’ve noticed the wide array of choices when it comes to restaurants.

From the fancy dress-up-sit-down restaurants to the quick and affordable restaurant, chances are you’ll find one that suits your taste buds!

When it comes to searching for a classic American sandwich shop, there’s no need to look any further than Erbert and Gerbert’s located at 2208 S. Mission St.

Before heading out to Erbert and Gerbert’s I logged onto their website. The two founding brothers, Kevin and Beth Schippers, opened the first restaurant in Wisconsin in 1988. I was impressed to find their entire menu online with the nutrition facts still intact. Obviously people who are seeking to be more conscientious about their nutrition will be able to make appropriate choices.

Upon entering, Erbert and Gerbert’s feels a little like a Subway restaurant. There’s a small sitting area, lively music playing, a soft drink station and a TV.

You place your order at the cash register and pay up front.  Besides the staff being friendly and upbeat, they have your meal out in just a few minutes.

Andarius Taylor, Central Michigan University alumni rings a customer up at Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop. (Photo | Shannon Millard)
Andarius Taylor, a Central Michigan University alumni, rings a customer up at Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop. (Photo | Shannon Millard)

The menu includes a variety of soups and sandwiches, all of which have unique flavors.  A customer is sure to find something they’ll like!  The sandwiches all have creative names based off of characters from stories the two founding brothers’ father told them as children.

One of the names for a certain type of sandwich is  “Pudder,” which is their version of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  All of the sandwiches are classified as either “classic,” “specialty,” or “signature” and are priced at $4.59, $5.59, and $5.99 respectively for a foot long sandwich.

They do have a few options for sandwich bread, which I was happy about. Patrons can choose from either a classic French bread, honey wheat (a higher fiber option) or gluten-free (which is $1.99 extra).

I ordered the classic sandwich known as the “Cally.” It had lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes and a sweet chili sauce, which gave it a little kick.

I got the sandwich on the honey wheat bread with a cup of smoked chicken and sweet potato soup on the side.  Both were quite tasty.  I ate half of the sandwich there, and saved the other for later.

My only complaint was the sandwich could have used more vegetables and filling since it was a lot of bread (which I ended up dipping in my soup and eating).

I imagine most of the “signature” sandwiches have more “stuff” in them though, so overall, you get what you pay for. This small sandwich shop chain is making its way in the fast-sandwich industry.  If I’ve got a hankering for a good sandwich, you can bet I’d visit here again!