October 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. – ZIPS Dry Cleaners, an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model, was recently recognized as one of this year’s "Next 300" chains, ranked by Franchise Times. The "Next 300" is a companion of the Franchise Times Top 200, an annual ranking of the largest franchise systems in the United States by global systemwide sales.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners made its ranking debut at #383.
"Our franchise growth has picked up serious momentum over the past couple of years and this recognition is a true testament to our continued focus on further establishing our category leading, highly profitable franchise opportunity," said ZIPS CEO Reid Bechtle. "With more multi-unit franchisees joining our system and an increase in national awareness of our franchise opportunities, we look forward to breaking into the Top 200 much sooner than later."
There are currently 38 ZIPS stores open and operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and Reid estimates there will as many as 100 in the next couple of years. The growth will likely stay on the East Coast, but will push outside of the current footprint in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Driving the company's growth is an increase in interest from multi-unit franchisees, including Shahid Hashmi who recently added one ZIPS Dry Cleaners to his already extensive portfolio of franchise brands, which includes 40 Popeye’s restaurants, two Burger Kings and two Retro Fitness gyms.
ZIPS Dry Cleaners has specifically identified the following open territories where they would prefer to have multi-unit franchisees: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Long Island, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; and New England; among others.
For ZIPS Dry Cleaners franchise information, please call 1-877-321-ZIPS (9477) or visit http://www.321zips.com/franchise.php.
Founded in 1996 and franchising since 2006, ZIPS Dry Cleaners’ successful business model is based on a concept revolutionary to the industry and clearly in high demand to today's dry cleaning customer – dry cleaning that is ready for pick-up the same day it's dropped off and all for a flat-rate price of $1.99. Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, ZIPS operates 38 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit www.321zips.com.
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ZIPS, since 1996, began as eight dry cleaners in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area and has grown to more than 40 stores. Find out more.
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