At a Glance

Products & Services: Dry cleaning pickup & delivery

Number of Locations: 108

Total Investment: $69.9K - $92.5K

Founded: 1997

Began Franchising: 2000

About 1-800-DryClean

Service Brands International, the franchisor of Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman, was looking for new services to offer customers, and the company found a need for dry cleaning pickup and delivery.

1-800-DryClean franchisees contract with dry cleaners to do laundry pickup and delivery on a Monday/Thursday, Tuesday/Friday schedule. Wednesdays are used to handle business and marketing responsibilities. Franchisees may opt for a single van pick-up and delivery route or a multiple van and route package, which may also include acquiring a dry cleaning plant.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2011 108 0 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $69,900 - $92,450
Franchise Fee: $9,900
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 7%
Term of Franchise Agreement: Term of agreement not renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $60,000
Franchise can be run from home. 26% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 1. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 5 days. 4-6 weeks pre-training via telephone
Other marketing support: Marketing programs

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #427 (2012), #414 (2011),