August 02, 2010 // Franchising.com // Shannon Toler-New, president 1-800-DryClean franchise, formally announced that the dryclean franchise opportunity has increased its VetFran discount to $6,000, which represents a 40% savings off the brand's franchise fee.
"1-800-DryClean can be a rewarding franchise business for our military veterans," said Toler-New, from the company's headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "Increasing our VetFran discount is our way of saluting veterans for their military service and making our dryclean franchise business more affordable and worth considering as a civilian career."
VetFran—the Veterans Transition Franchise initiative—is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association member-companies to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans.
"1-800-DryClean's commitment to the VetFran program was an important part of my decision to join the 1-800 team," said former Sergeant First Class Combat Medic, Jim Mullen, now 1-800-DryClean owner in San Antonio. "The operating model is simple, the financial investment is modest, and if you can follow directions, you'll be successful."
1-800-DryClean is one of the world's largest quality dry-cleaning and laundry pick-up and delivery service for both the residential and office markets. "We take an errand off our customers' "to-do" list," added Toler-New. "Our prices are the same as local dry cleaners and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee."
"1-800-DryClean is a unique franchise opportunity for military veterans," said Earl Shinabarger, 1-800-DryClean franchise development manager. "This is a home-based business that builds equity fast and has a family friendly workweek schedule. And, we're part of Service Brands International, a 25-year experienced franchisor with proven training, technology, operations and marketing systems."
"We were named an AllBusiness AllStar franchise for 2009," said Toler-New. "Helping military veterans realize their lifestyle dreams and financial goals are reasons we're thriving even in a down economy."
1-800-DryClean is one of the world's largest dry-cleaning delivery service franchises. The 1-800-DryClean franchise is a quality dry-cleaning and laundry pick-up and delivery service, serving both the residential and office markets. Entrepreneur magazine has ranked the business opportunity number one in its category and a Top Home-Based Business. The company has franchised since 2000, and currently has more than 130 franchise units across the United States. 1-800-DryClean is a member of the Service Brands International family of brands that includes Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and Protect Painters.