December 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // 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 the Indianapolis metro area over the next five years.
All five stores will be owned and operated by Indianapolis native Larry Frutkin and his wife, Emma. Their first store is expected to open near Keystone at the Crossing in July. The other stores will be scattered throughout various parts of the metro area, including Fishers, Carmel and downtown Indianapolis.
“There’s hardly anything more confusing than a dry cleaning bill. Until now, no one has ever been able to explain why different garments cost different prices. ZIPS has turned the industry on its head by charging the same low price for any dry cleaned garment, no matter what,” says Larry, noting that the unique brand proposition, as well as the brand’s culture, training and support, convinced him that ZIPS was the right business opportunity for him and his wife. “ZIPS is the future of dry cleaning, and we know that Indianapolis residents will appreciate our commitment to making and keeping quality dry cleaning services affordable at one low price.”
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, 60 percent less than the national average. Garments are also cleaned on-site, allowing for same-day service.
“It’s easy to understand why an entree costs more than an appetizer at a restaurant or why getting a new transmission costs more than an oil change, but why should you pay more to dry clean a coat than a pair of pants when they’re both cleaned using the exact same process,” asks Emma, adding “ZIPS eliminates the confusion by using the same high quality process as full price cleaners, but only charges the same low flat rate for any garment.”
In addition, in today’s increasingly “green-conscious" society, ZIPS is leading the way in the search for new environmentally friendly practices, such as its use of biodegradable plastic bags and hanger recycling program. ZIPS recycles thousands of hangers each year, uses 100% biodegradable plastic bags, and focuses on continuing to reduce water usage and waste production.
“It’s an exciting time at ZIPS as we continue to expand our brand into new markets all across the country,” says ZIPS CEO Drew Ritger. “Indianapolis is yet another region that is primed for growth, and we couldn’t be more pleased about welcoming Larry and Emma as our newest franchisees. Their significant business experience and enthusiasm give them and ZIPS a terrific opportunity to improve the dry cleaning business in the area and pass along tremendous savings to local consumers.”
Aaron Goldberg, ZIPS’ Vice President of Franchise Development, adds, “We are thrilled to enter into this relationship. We are at the beginning stages of what is going to be very exciting growth and development over the next several years, and signing a multi-unit agreement like this proves our ability to attract the highest level of sophisticated entrepreneurs into the ZIPS Franchise system.”
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.
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 60 percent less than the industry average. Today, there are more than 50 ZIPS stores open and operating in six states, with more than 250 additional locations in various stages of development. For more information, visit www.321zips.com.
SOURCE ZIPS Dry Cleaners