ZIPS Dry Cleaners Inks Agreement for Five Stores in Tampa Bay

October 18, 2017 // // GREENBELT, Md. - ZIPS Dry Cleaners - an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model - has signed a franchise agreement for the development of five stores throughout greater Tampa Bay.

The five Tampa-area stores will be owned and operated by Michael Montante. No stranger to franchising, Montante previously spent nearly 10 years as a McDonald’s multi-unit operator.

He plans to develop his stores throughout Hillsborough County.

“ZIPS has built a special brand and has a truly unique model within the dry cleaning industry. This is the future of dry cleaning, and we know that Tampa residents will appreciate fast and outstanding service at a better, straightforward price,” said Montante. “I was attracted to ZIPS because dry cleaning is something that most of us need, and I’m excited to deliver a lot of value to customers who use our service.”

At ZIPS, a customer can have any item of clothing dry cleaned for $2.29. It doesn’t matter if the item is a necktie, a coat or a pair of pants, the price is $2.29, two times less expensive than the industry average. Garments are cleaned on-site, allowing for same-day service.

“You walk in, and you know exactly what you are going to pay,” Montante added. “The model is very simple. There are no add-on prices. You bring it in by 9 a.m., and you have it by 5 p.m. the same day.”

In addition, in today’s increasingly “green-conscious" society, ZIPS has invested in a closed-cleaning system that reduces waste, uses biodegradable plastic bags and recycles hangers.

“ZIPS’ business model is successful because of 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,” added Aaron Goldberg, Vice President of Development for ZIPS. “As our reputation in the franchise industry continues to grow, this most recent signing is evidence that people everywhere are taking notice of the great multi-unit opportunity that exists with the ZIPS family.”

Today, ZIPS has more than 50 locations open and operating throughout the Mid-Atlantic and as far as Texas and California. The company also has a total active franchise pipeline that stands at more than 250 stores, all of which are slated to open over the next several years.

To learn more about the ZIPS franchise opportunity, visit

About ZIPS Dry Cleaners

Founded in 1996 and franchising since 2006, ZIPS Dry Cleaners is an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model. It doesn’t matter if the item is a necktie, a wedding dress or a pair of pants, the flat rate is nearly half the industry average. Today, there are more than 50 ZIPS stores open and operating in seven states, with more than 250 additional locations in various stages of development. For more information, visit


Zach Lawrence
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