WHY DRY CLEANING?

Today, there are more two-career families than ever before, and as a result there is a greater need for professional dry cleaning services. With less time and greater disposable income, working men and women are paying more for garment care to preserve their wardrobes and make them look their best. Your Lapels® Dry Cleaning Franchise provides you with many advantages:

  • Steady demand…not a fad or trend that will fade as quickly as it appears
  • Repeat business that grows with every new customer
  • Generally recession-proof
  • Can be run by a small, easily trained staff…no prior dry cleaning experience is necessary
  • Does not require any inventory

WHY LAPELS® FRANCHISING?

  • Our business model is truly environmentally friendly and sustainable from the equipment and solvents we use to the paint on the walls!
  • Exclusive Enviro Care Cleaning System features the most technologically advanced environmentally and utility friendly cleaning methods in the industry.
  • Like other business models we have zero inventory and we have the lowest cost of goods of any small business, 5%!
  • Customers immediately notice a difference once they walk into one of our locations with our modern look and feel of our store fronts.
  • Work flow management system to control your labor.
  • Franchise Owners have multiple revenue streams beyond dry cleaning and laundry through ancillary services such as: W/D/F, home and office delivery, tailoring and alterations, leather & suede cleaning, shoe repair, heir-looming and household items.
  • Hub & Spokes business model gives our owners complete flexibility in building a network of stores and routes that can be serviced by one production facility. This scalable business model allows you to create tremendous branding and allows you to service multiple communities.
  • Become part of the fabric of your communities. Community service initiatives is a big part of what we do to give back to the communities we serve.
  • Recently heralded as the largest donor of cloth to the Big Brother Big Sister Program.
  • Best in class co-op digital marketing marketing programs used to drive revenues and secure loyal and raving customer.

3 Ways to Move Forward with Lapels

  1. Build your Lapels location from the ground up as a new business.
  2. Re-brand of an existing dry cleaner, such as a local "Mom & Pop" location.
  3. Conversion of an existing dry cleaner.
Lapels® Franchising has built a track record of helping our franchisees grow their businesses. We get you started and provide ongoing support regardless of where you're located or what challenges you face.

There is a Lapels® Franchise Program for Everyone. Find the Business That is Right For Your Lifestyle.

Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Plant

Combine our boutique retail store with your own full service plant to bring the future of dry cleaning to your community. You will offer a full line of services including Dry Cleaning, Shirt Laundry, Wedding Gown Heirlooming, Leather and Suede Cleaning and much more. You will also have several additional revenue streams which include Lapels Express Pickup & Delivery where you will be able to serve Hotels, Companies and Private Residences.

Multi Unit Program

This program is designed for the savvy investor who understands the merits of the dry cleaning industry. Dominate your entire market with the Dry Cleaning industries Hub & Spokes business model. Build your own Network consisting of an Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Plant, Satellite Stores and Pickup & Delivery Routes to create a tremendous brand awareness.

Satellite (Drop Off / Pickup) Store

In a Lapels Satellite store although all work is done off premises you will offer your customers all the services and revenue streams of a full service cleaner. Your focus will be on providing outstanding customer service. Satellite stores come with the Proprietory Lapels Express Pickup & Delivery system as well as offering several Revenue Streams which include dry cleaning, shirt service, tailoring, heirlooming, leather & suede cleaning and more.

The Investment

Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning Plant

  • Franchise Fee
  • $50,000
  • Total Investment
  • $391,031 - $731,122

Satellite Dry Cleaning Store

  • Franchise Fee
  • $25,000
  • Total Investment
  • $91,502 - $211,212

Steps to Become a Lapels Dry Cleaning Franchise Partner

  1. Review our opportunity through our website
    Complete and submit a request for additional information
  2. Speak with a Lapels Dry Cleaning Representative
    Get to know one another to begin our mutual evaluation process where you will learn more about us and we will get to know more about you as we dive into our opportunity. At this time we will ask you to submit the Request for Consideration which will be provided by your Lapels representative.
  3. Review FDD and perform Due Dilligence on the opportunity.
    We will schedule a live webinar where your Lapels representative will dive deep into the opportunity and review market analytics on the opportunity in the market or markets you are interested in.
  4. Meet the Lapels Team Day
    We will welcome you to join us at our Corporate office in Hanover MA. Introductions to our corporate staff and tours to visit existing Lapels Dry Cleaning locations and to answer any final questions.
  5. Become a Lapels Franchisee
    Sign, execute and submit with fees your Franchise Agreement.

Welcome to the Lapels Dry Cleaning Family of Franchisees

ALL LAPELS FRANCHISEES ENJOY THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Image & Store Design.
  • Mobile Application.
  • 24/7 Locker System with Mobile Access.
  • App-Based Residential and Corporate Pick-up and Delivery Service.
  • Training and Ongoing Support.
  • In-store Customer Loyalty Programs.
  • Consistent Customer Experience.
  • Lapels® Branded Marketing Materials and Supplies.
  • Tested and Proven Marketing Programs.
  • Co-op Marketing Program Partnership

With nearly 100 locations nationwide, this represents the third consecutive year Lapels has received this honor.

Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, ranked 382 on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 for 2018.

Disclaimer: This website and the information contained herein does not constitute the offer or sale of a franchise. There are certain states that require the registration of a FDD before the franchisor can advertise or offer the franchise in that state. This franchise may not be registered in all registration states and may not offer franchises to residents of those states or to persons wishing to locate a franchise in those states until compliance guidelines are met. The offer and sale of a franchise can only be made through the delivery and receipt of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).