January 10, 2011 // Franchising.com // ANN ARBOR, MI — The 1-800-DryCleanïƒ’ franchise once again ranks among America's top franchise opportunities as evidenced by the brand's 2011 Franchise 500ïƒ’ ranking in the January issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
"We continue to solidify our market position as the leading dry-clean pick-up and delivery service franchise," said Shannon Toler-New, president of 1-800-DryClean franchise. "The Franchise 500 ranking validates the consumer demand for our services, the simplicity of our business model, the success of our owners, and the effectiveness of our franchise owner training and support."
Entrepreneur bases its Franchise 500 rankings on several objective, quantifiable criteria including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. The publication also considers the number of years a company has been in business, the length of time it's been franchising, startup costs, litigation, and percentage of terminations.
"At 1-800-DryClean we continue to innovate and provide our franchise owners with opportunities to increase their sales and improve their profitability," added Toler-New, who was instrumental in the Service Brands International launch of the 1-800-DryClean franchise in early 2000. "For 2011, we are aggressively expanding our footprint across all of the U.S. and have specifically targeted the following densely populated and underserved markets: Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, and Washington DC."
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. 1-800-DryClean has a no tagging operating program for franchise owners. The franchise offers a $6,000 VetFran discount to honorably discharged military veteran, a 40% savings off the brand's franchise fee. Entrepreneur magazine ranks 1-800-DryClean in its 2011 Franchise 500Ò. The magazine has ranked the business opportunity number one in its category and a Top Home-Based Business. 1-800-DryClean is a member of the Service Brands International family of brands that includes Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and Protect Painters. Service Brands International has franchised the concept since 2000 and it currently has more than 130 franchise units throughout the United States. 1-800-DryClean, 3948 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. For franchise information, contact: Shannon Toler-New, president, 1-800-DryClean franchise at 1-866-822-6115, or visit 1-800-dryclean.com.