Franchising Benefits

Align with a national brand that invests heavily in category pre-eminence, innovation and resources and provides the training and support you need to make the most of them.

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Systems & Support

More than two decades after they banded together to create the company, ZIPS Cleaners’ founders still operate their own stores – and continue to add more. From them, we’ve learned that success is the product of teamwork, collaboration and shared expertise.

That’s why we maintain a dedicated team focused on innovation and optimization throughout our entire operation. We provide one of the most robust training programs in the retail franchise segment. Using hands-on, in-store training and classroom-style learning, we teach our dry cleaning franchisees how to implement our proven system to perfection. And we’re by every franchisee’s side every step of the way with ongoing training and support.

But we don’t stop there – we work closely with our franchise partners, using their feedback and input to better our systems and processes.

We Outfit You With All You Need

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Comprehensive
Training

During three weeks of classroom and hands-on training, we unveil the secrets to the ZIPS garment care process.

  • Take advantage of classroom-style learning at our 6,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art certified training center
  • Benefit from hands-on training programs
  • Master the ZIPS One-Touch Philosophy
  • Complete manager certification
  • Receive sustainable business training
  • Gain insight into our customer service practices
  • Transform into a garment care expert
  • Visit ZIPS locations throughout DE/MD/VA/DC
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Franchisee
Advisory Council

To ensure an open, ongoing flow of communication, the ZIPS Franchisee Council, a representative group of our operators, meets with the Home Office Team on a quarterly basis.

  • Review current company initiatives
  • Discuss business trajectory
  • Identify new opportunities
  • Develop new systemwide innovations and technologies
  • Participate in open-forum discussions
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Ongoing
Support

The Home Office Team checks in regularly to ensure every franchisee stays on track with operational implementation and with production and profit goals.

  • Franchise Support Specialists
  • Equipment repair and maintenance
  • Data and customer analysis
  • Performance reviews
  • Manager certification programs
  • Systemwide franchise meetings
  • Phone and email check-ins

Marketing Support

Thanks to our distinctive logo and primary gold and black colors, it’s easy to spot a ZIPS Cleaners a mile away. Against our high-end branding, comprehensive marketing programs and stunning consumer-facing website, independent dry cleaners pale in comparison.

We also provide franchisees with local and regional advertising strategies and campaigns, including print, digital, and outdoor marketing materials. Plus, we make marketing easy by giving franchisees access to our cutting-edge digital platforms that allow them to create customizable marketing materials.

LOCAL MARKETING

Reaching Your Community

We utilize state-of-the-art digital platforms where franchisees can easily customize their own marketing materials or pull from a full suite of ready-made collateral. We also have an in-house marketing support team to help with special projects.

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GRAND OPENING

We Have Your Back

We help you create a comprehensive marketing plan to jump-start traffic at your Grand Opening and keep the crowds coming in forever after. We also conduct in-depth research about the demographics surrounding your store so you know exactly who’s in your community and how best to reach them. And that’s not all; we also provide ongoing data analysis so you can clearly see what works best when it comes to meeting your community’s needs.

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CONSUMER WEBSITE

An Award-Winning Experience

With care tips, a savings calculator, store locator, rewards tracker, news section and more, the ZIPS website was designed with customer value, ease and convenience in mind. As an owner, you can easily update promotions and communicate with customers. There’s even a section for commercial accounts to help you capture business from local organizations and their members or employees.

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Keep Customers Engaged

Our in-house marketing team helps you create store-specific social media plans and manage your online presence. You can create your own customizable social media images or pull from a comprehensive library of creative collateral that’s perfect for any occasion. High-end marketing materials like ours keep your customers loyal to our brand and engaged with your store.

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Available Markets

With over 65 stores open and over 100 in development, large territories are still available nationwide. Now’s the time to claim your dry cleaning franchise.

Top Available Markets
Current Locations
8402 Old Keene Mill Court space 24a
West Springfield, VA, USA
6945 Oakland Mills Rd
Columbia, MD 21045, USA
15805 Robert Crain Highway Suite D
Brandywine, MD 20613, USA
Englewood
NJ, USA
Cherry Hill
NJ, USA
Raleigh-Durham
Durham, NC, USA
7300 Ritchie Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD 21061, USA
1512 Havenwood Rd
Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
3421 W William Cannon Dr Suite 141
Austin, TX 78745
1502 Richmond Rd #101
Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA
2051 Gattis School Rd #190
Round Rock, TX 78664, USA
4115 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
8553 Ditch Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA
1531 Deerfield Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, USA
8105 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757, USA
549 E Street Rd
Trevose, PA 19053, USA
4229 Ebenezer Rd
Nottingham, MD 21236, USA
1305-07 S Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801, USA
6010 University Blvd
Ellicott City, MD 21043, USA
14200 B Centreville Square
Centreville, VA 20121, USA
13795 Warwick Blvd suite b
Newport News, VA 23602, USA
732 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA
308 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014, USA
2875 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601, USA
10828 West Broad Street
Glen Allen, VA 23060, USA
2733 B Annapolis Road
Hanover, MD 21076, USA
53 Doc Stone Road
Stafford, VA 22556, USA
13584 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192, USA
371 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA
1803 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704, USA
2510 West Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727, USA
5025 E 82nd St suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46250, USA
15752 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715, USA
6110 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, USA
3361 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA
5732 Silver Hill Road
District Heights, MD 20747, USA
1571 Maryland Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002, USA
707 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230, USA
8796 Sacramento Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309, USA
46839 Maple Leaf Place
Sterling, VA 20164, USA
3930 Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025, USA
10966 Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
3856 Dulles South Court Suite E
Chantilly, VA 20151, USA
1220 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208, USA
1002 Taylor Avenue
Towson, MD 21286, USA
12144 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
5812 Poplar Hall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502, USA
9615 Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
1325 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
13083 Wisteria Drive
Germantown, MD 20874, USA
9811 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA
6102 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228, USA
25 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221, USA
3005 Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216, USA
6347 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041, USA
4230 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407, USA
10265 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030, USA
7215 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740, USA
14705 C Baltimore Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707, USA
4418 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008, USA
901 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852, USA
8033 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
1955 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
6216 North Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA 22303, USA
4333 Saint Barnabas Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748, USA
2510 Conway Road
Suite 102 Gambrills, MD, USA
8805 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD 20706, USA
1336 Bristol Pike
Andalusia, Bensalem Township, PA, USA
618 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974, USA
9685 Liberia Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110, USA
11200 Scaggsville Road #101
Scaggsville, MD 20723, USA
2130 Didonato Drive
Chester, MD 21619, USA
2440 Eastern Boulevard
York, PA 17402, USA
1003 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21702, USA
2206 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629, USA
3010 South Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA

West Springfield

8402 Old Keene Mill Court space 24a
West Springfield, VA, USA

Columbia

6945 Oakland Mills Rd
Columbia, MD 21045, USA

Brandywine

15805 Robert Crain Highway Suite D
Brandywine, MD 20613, USA

Englewood

Englewood
NJ, USA

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill
NJ, USA

Raleigh-Durham

Raleigh-Durham
Durham, NC, USA

Glen Burnie

7300 Ritchie Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD 21061, USA

Northwood

1512 Havenwood Rd
Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

Austin (William Cannon)

3421 W William Cannon Dr Suite 141
Austin, TX 78745

Williamsburg

1502 Richmond Rd #101
Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

Austin (Round Rock)

2051 Gattis School Rd #190
Round Rock, TX 78664, USA

Charlotte

4115 Monroe Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205, USA

Indianapolis (Greenbriar)

8553 Ditch Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260, USA

Buffalo Grove

1531 Deerfield Parkway
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, USA

Austin (Burnet Road)

8105 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757, USA

Feasterville

549 E Street Rd
Trevose, PA 19053, USA

Perry Hall

4229 Ebenezer Rd
Nottingham, MD 21236, USA

Salisbury

1305-07 S Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801, USA

Ellicott City (University)

6010 University Blvd
Ellicott City, MD 21043, USA

Centreville

14200 B Centreville Square
Centreville, VA 20121, USA

Newport News

13795 Warwick Blvd suite b
Newport News, VA 23602, USA

Jenkintown

732 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046, USA

Bel Air

308 South Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014, USA

Waldorf

2875 Crain Highway
Waldorf, MD 20601, USA

Innsbrook

10828 West Broad Street
Glen Allen, VA 23060, USA

Hanover

2733 B Annapolis Road
Hanover, MD 21076, USA

Stafford

53 Doc Stone Road
Stafford, VA 22556, USA

Woodbridge

13584 Minnieville Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192, USA

King of Prussia

371 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA

Austin (South Lamar)

1803 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704, USA

Austin (Parmer Lane)

2510 West Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727, USA

Indianapolis (Clearwater)

5025 E 82nd St suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46250, USA

Bowie

15752 Annapolis Road
Bowie, MD 20715, USA

Mechanicsburg

6110 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, USA

Cincinnati (Oakley)

3361 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45209, USA

District Heights

5732 Silver Hill Road
District Heights, MD 20747, USA

Washington DC (Hechinger Mall)

1571 Maryland Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002, USA

Baltimore

707 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230, USA

Mount Vernon

8796 Sacramento Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309, USA

Sterling

46839 Maple Leaf Place
Sterling, VA 20164, USA

Dumfries

3930 Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, VA 22025, USA

Fairfax

10966 Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

Chantilly

3856 Dulles South Court Suite E
Chantilly, VA 20151, USA

Pikesville

1220 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208, USA

Towson

1002 Taylor Avenue
Towson, MD 21286, USA

Silver Spring

12144 Tech Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA

Norfolk

5812 Poplar Hall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502, USA

Fairfax Circle

9615 Fairfax Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

Baltimore (Harbor East)

1325 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231, USA

Germantown

13083 Wisteria Drive
Germantown, MD 20874, USA

Gaithersburg

9811 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

Catonsville

6102 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228, USA

Essex

25 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221, USA

Pittsburgh

3005 Banksville Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216, USA

Falls Church

6347 Columbia Pike
Falls Church, VA 22041, USA

Fredericksburg

4230 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407, USA

Cockeysville

10265 York Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030, USA

College Park

7215 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740, USA

Laurel

14705 C Baltimore Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707, USA

Washington DC (Van Ness)

4418 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20008, USA

Rockville

901 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852, USA

Manassas (Westgate)

8033 Sudley Rd
Manassas, VA 20109

Annapolis

1955 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401, USA

Alexandria

6216 North Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA 22303, USA

Marlow Heights

4333 Saint Barnabas Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748, USA

Gambrills

2510 Conway Road
Suite 102 Gambrills, MD, USA

Lanham

8805 Annapolis Road
Lanham, MD 20706, USA

Bensalem

1336 Bristol Pike
Andalusia, Bensalem Township, PA, USA

Warminster

618 York Road
Warminster, PA 18974, USA

Manassas

9685 Liberia Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110, USA

Scaggsville

11200 Scaggsville Road #101
Scaggsville, MD 20723, USA

Kent Island

2130 Didonato Drive
Chester, MD 21619, USA

York

2440 Eastern Boulevard
York, PA 17402, USA

Frederick

1003 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21702, USA

South Tampa

2206 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629, USA

Costa Mesa

3010 South Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA

What Our Franchise Partners Say

The leaders genuinely want to do what’s in the best interest of the franchisees. That helps me sleep at night.

-- Tiffany Hawkins
Multi-Unit Franchisee

They went over everything from the time you enter the store to the time you leave, plus all the in-between. It’s nice because you’re training in a store that’s already open, so you actually get real-time troubleshooting of problems.

-- Beth Flynn
Multi-Unit Franchisee

Every store is thoroughly planned out to be able to clean thousands of garments every day and track them accurately. Without that I don’t know how successful this would be.

-- Beth Flynn
Multi-Unit Franchisee

I’m a franchisee in a number of different concepts, and I have to think about marketing for each one. Our marketing platform makes doing this for ZIPS the easiest thing under the sun.

-- Tiffany Hawkins
Multi-Unit Franchisee

One time we had an issue with a piece of clothing and we needed a second opinion. We made a phone call, they told us to send a picture of it, and we got a quick answer back. Every time something like this happens, we get a response within half an hour so we can rectify the situation right away, which makes it easier on the customers and the staff.

-- Beth Flynn
Multi-Unit Franchisee

What I like about the ZIPS corporate team is that they check in on you. If they notice your numbers dropping, they’ll reach out and ask, ‘Hey, what’s going on?’ They check in on you and actually pay attention to the numbers in the reports.

-- Beth Flynn
Multi-Unit Franchisee

All of the office holders are hands-on people. They know the garment care business inside and out and are readily available. You can call them any time and they will help out.

-- Bashir Shams
Multi-Unit Franchisee

The advertising and marketing platform is so simple, anybody can use it. I’m a multi-concept franchisee with multiple units in several franchise systems. ZIPS makes marketing easier than any of the other concepts I’m part of.

-- Tiffany Hawkins
Multi-Unit Franchisee