Zips Dry Cleaners
#317 Franchise 500| Dry-cleaning and laundry services

About
Founded

1996

Franchising Since

2006 (14 Years)

Corporate Address

7474 Greenway Center Dr., #1200
Greenbelt, MD 20770

Leadership

Andrew Ritger, CEO/President

Parent Company

Zips Franchising LLC

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$745,700 - $1,300,000

Net-worth Requirement

$1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$500,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

Zips Dry Cleaners has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

20% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

Classroom Training:

240 hours

Number of Employees Required to Run:

12

Zips Dry Cleaners is ranked #317 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
Zips Dry Cleaners began when eight Baltimore-Washington area dry cleaners came together as a buying collective to help cut costs. In addition to adopting the name Zips and polling their advertising funds, they agreed to all offer same-day dry cleaning for $1.99 per garment. The collective began franchising the Zips concept in 2006.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $745,700 High - $1,300,000
Units
+12.7%+7 UNITS (1 Year) +37.8%+17 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

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Updated: September 22nd, 2020