Erbert & Gerbert’s

The Growth 40

The best large, medium, and small markets for your unit expansion.

Large US cities like Miami offer fast food operators promising growth potential.
Miami has recovered from the Great Recession and now offers quick-serve operators plenty of growth potential. / wsfurlan

If this year’s Growth 40 report is any indication, plenty of quick-service brands will soon be following in the footsteps of basketball superstar LeBron James and taking their talents to South Beach.

Miami tops QSR’s fourth annual Growth 40 report, claiming the first spot among the nation’s largest markets, while Austin, Texas, and Palm Springs, California, earn top honors among medium and small markets, respectively.

Erbert & Gerbert’s Reward Customer with Car Sweepstakes

Erbert & Gerbert’s Sandwich Shop, the national sandwich chain known for its gourmet subs, recently rewarded Bemidji, Minnesota, resident Elizabeth Hirt with a 2013 Kia Soul. Hirt was the grand-prize winner of the Erbert & Gerbert’s 25th Anniversary Scratch ‘N’ Win Sweepstakes.

“This is amazing,” Hirt says. “I still feel like I’ve borrowed someone else’s car, like it’s not mine. But it is!”