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Dryclean USA

2014 Franchise 500
#468
At a Glance

Products & Services: Dry cleaning

Number of Locations: 389

Total Investment: $261.5K - $599K

Founded: 1976

Began Franchising: 1978

About Dryclean USA

Dryclean USA franchisees use the company's proprietary line of dry cleaning equipment to offer dry cleaning services for clothing and household items, heirlooming, water repellent treatment and alterations. Dryclean USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Envirostar Inc., a publically-traded company.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 62 0 327 0
2013 62 0 327 0
2012 75 0 298 0
2011 85 0 293 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $261,500 - $599,000
Franchise Fee: $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $6.9K/yr.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 25% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000 - $125,000
Operations
25% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 7. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 1 week. At Dryclean USA training plant
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #468 (2014), #409 (2013), #461 (2012),
America's Top Global: #37 (2014), #92 (2013),

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