Quick Summary

INVEST IN ALWAYS LOOKING YOUR BEST. JOIN THE INDUSTRY DISRUPTOR IN GARMENT CARE. ZIPS didn’t invent the consumer garment care business; we perfected it. Garment care is a $10.5 billion a year business. ZIPS is here to deliver. If you’re looking to become part of America’s first national garment care brand, we want to talk to you. Learn more now!

Quick Facts

Minimum Cash Required$350,000
Total Investment$729,700
Net Worth Required$1,500,000
Franchise Fee$30,000
Financing AssistanceAvailable
Year Founded1996
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ZIPS Cleaners


ZIPS began as eight dry cleaners who banded together in 2002 to become the largest chain of retail dry cleaners in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area. Today we operate more than 65 stores nationwide, with another 100+ locations in varying degrees of development. We’re ranked among the top 500 franchises by both Franchise Times and Entrepreneur - where we’re the second-highest among dry cleaning and laundry service concepts. Much more than a mom & pop dry cleaning store, ZIPS brings you and your customers the convenience and allure of five services under one roof - dry cleaning, pressed laundry, Wash N Fold laundry, alterations and cleaning of comforters and other household items. With satellite locations that attract incremental business, 24/7 drop-off, pickup and delivery, secure locker systems installed in our served communities and more, our franchisees capitalize on being a convenient, reliable resource helping customers look and feel their best while avoiding the hassle of cleaning, pressing and folding their clothes themselves.

Garment care is a $10.5 billion a year business in a highly fragmented market where 98% of the competitors are independent mom-and-pop shops. The industry is primed for a national brand offering comprehensive services and a solid value proposition to consumers. ZIPS is here to deliver. Our stores handled more than 20 million items last year and our numbers are growing as we continue to add locations and increase accessibility both online and in the market. Our corporate team consists of seasoned experts from within and outside of the garment care segment to ensure the broadest possible perspective on how to continually strengthen our consumer and franchise services. Working together, we design, refine and implement tools to get your ZIPS business off to a strong start and keep it operating smoothly, staffed by well-trained team members and in optimal shape for maximum performance. We also have several solid options to help you grow, from multi-unit development deals, discounts for veterans as part of the VetFran program, and flexible store formats that let you expand in your market with lower overhead.

If you’re looking to become part of America’s first national garment care brand, we want to talk to you.

Request more information today and let’s start getting you dressed for success!


"The systems that ZIPS has in play are great. It allows us to run the same no matter how busy we are. If you follow that system that they have in place for the garments and for each section in the back, you can’t mess it up."BethFlynn , Multi-Unit Franchisee
"You could not have told me three years ago that dry cleaning was this hot of a business. I will break into a new market with ZIPS anywhere because I think it’s such a strong business model."TiffanyHawkins , Multi-Unit Franchisee
"I was a Burger King franchisee for about 30 years. I was selling that business and looking for another franchise opportunity. I chose ZIPS strictly because of the financial numbers."BashirShams , Multi-Unit Franchisee

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