ZIPS Dry Cleaners Bringing Same-Day, One-Price Dry Cleaning to Cincinnati
Continues national expansion with franchise agreement for 10 metro area stores.
July 18, 2018 // Franchising.com // GREENBELT, Md. - ZIPS Dry Cleaners - an aggressively expanding dry cleaning franchise known for its same-day, one-price business model - has signed an agreement for the development of 10 stores throughout the Cincinnati metro area over the next eight years.
All 10 stores will be owned and operated by DeVoe & Pinkey Enterprises, LLC. While no locations have been formally announced, various parts of town are being targeted, including the immediate downtown area, Oakley, Hyde Park, Blue Ash and Florence, among others
“Most people don’t know the name of their local dry cleaning business. Typically, dry cleaners fall so squarely into the mom-and-pop category that the only sign outside the retail outlet says ‘dry cleaner’ and nothing more,” said Josh Pinkey. “Step into a ZIPS for the first time and you know right away that it’s not your mom-and-pop, no-name dry cleaner. ZIPS is the future of dry cleaning, and we know that Cincinnati 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 entrée at a restaurant costs more than an appetizer 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,” added Pinkey. “ZIPS has eliminated the confusion by using the same high-quality process as full-price cleaners, but only charging the same low flat rate for any garment. And if you bring your clothes in by 9 they’ll even be ready by 5.”
Additionally, 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, including the Midwest,” said ZIPS CEO Drew Ritger, whose company signed a similar franchise agreement in Indianapolis earlier this year. “As our reputation in the franchise industry continues to grow, these signings are 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.
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 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.
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