October 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // WESTCHESTER, Ill. - Chicago- based CD One Price Cleaners, an industry leader and franchisor in the $9 billion dry cleaning industry, is bringing its successful value-driven, one price concept to the Minneapolis/St. Paul market with the opening of its first franchise in Hopkins, Minn.
Based on the strong success of the 30 franchise and company-owned CD One Price Cleaners "superstore" locations in the Chicago area, the company has now targeted the Minneapolis/St. Paul market for expansion. The company offers consumers a deeply discounted, a one-price policy for all men's and women's garments and a same-day service policy (in by 10 a.m. and out by 5 p.m.) at no extra charge. With advanced technology that tracks orders and emails customers when their garments are ready for pick up, complimentary gourmet coffee, and an open-air set up that allows customers to see on-premise operations, the company cleaned nearly 15 million garments in 2012.
"CD One Price Cleaners successfully introduced a new business model with state-of-the-art technology, in an otherwise fragmented industry, that has operated for decades without much innovation, branding or value," said Tom Ryan, CD One Price vice president of franchise development. "We've proven that the single-price concept for laundry and dry cleaning resonates with consumers, making this a compelling franchise opportunity for individuals who want to introduce a new business in the Minneapolis area and take control of their financial future."
Ryan said the Minneapolis market was a natural choice for the company's expansion due to the area's economic diversity, room for multiple franchise locations and strong dry cleaning market with high-priced competitors. The new CD One Price Cleaners store in Hopkins will open in mid-October. Aligned with its value-orientated message, customers will pay just $2.99 for any dry cleaned and pressed garment and $1.99 for any laundered and pressed shirts, a savings of nearly 60 percent over most independent dry cleaners in the area.
CD One Price Cleaners is an experienced franchisor with an executive team with senior management experience with several national franchised organizations. The team currently supports 24 franchise locations and six company operated stores. The average unit gross revenues across the CD One Price Cleaners system are approximately four times the published average unit gross revenues for other smaller, independent dry cleaners. Ryan credits the strong operational systems, fully computerized POS and garment tagging system, and the latest equipment and technology in the industry, all of which allow stores to clean and press a significantly higher number of garments per store than traditional, smaller dry cleaners.
For more information about the new Hopkins location or to inquire about the CD One Price Cleaners franchise opportunity, contact Tom Ryan at (708)836-4615 or email@example.com.
CD One Price Cleaners is based in suburban Chicago. Founded in 2001, the company operates 30 franchise and corporate owned locations in the Midwest. Visit www.cdonepricecleaners.com for more information.
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