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Financial Terms

Cash Investment (Liquid): $120,000

Minimum Investment: $91,502

Maximum Investment: $710,122

Minimum Net Worth: $400,000

Franchise Fee: $50,000

Royalty Type: Flat Percentage Fee

Royalty Fee Structure:


Ad Fee Structure:


Business Type
  • Retail 


  • B2C

  • NA

Average # of Employees:


Participation Type:

  • Owner-Operator

  • Executive Model

  • Semi-Absentee


Year Established: 2000

Year First Franchised: 2001

Lapels Dry Cleaning

Earth Friendly Plant ~ Combine a retail store with your own plant to process your garments & those of other stores. In some areas we have Lapels stores anxiously awaiting your opening. And the best part is that you are operating an environmentally friendly dry cleaning plant. This is better for you, your employees, your customers and your landlord.

Why Us? 

Lapels Dry Cleaning stores are like no other. We have spent over a decade defining “The Future of Dry Cleaning”:
• Our Boutique Style Stores feature granite counters, pendant  lighting, french doors and etched glass.
• Our Proprietary Enviro Care Cleaning System features the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly cleaning methods in the industry.
• Our Franchise Owners have multiple revenue    streams through ancillary services such    as tailoring, home delivery, leather &    suede cleaning, shoe repair as well    as Dry Cleaning and laundry.
• Our Hub & Spokes business  model gives our owners complete    flexibility in building a network of    stores that can be serviced by one  production facility.
• Our SBA Franchise Registry listing enables us the ability to  assist you in getting the best lending package available
• Our community service programs enable our owners to become woven in the community they serve. Recently heralded as the  largest donor of cloth to the Big Brother/Big Sister Program.
• Our first class marketing programs are the best in the Dry Cleaning Industry.
• Our business model is truly environmentally friendly from the  equipment and solvents to the paint on the walls!

Support and Training

Our training and support is at the heart of our successful franchise where we immerse you in hands-on training in a Lapels approved training locations and our Corporate office where you will learn the Lapels way. Our Corporate training team has over 70 years of dry cleaning and franchising experience. Training includes prior to your business opening and as your business is opening

  • Operating Procedures

  • Lapels Standards

  • Marketing

  • Bookkeeping

  • POS training

  • Reporting

  • Customer interface

  • Setting up your location

  • Assist in training your front counter staff

  • Soft opening

  • Training you on the art of Garment care

  • Soft Opening

  • On- going training and support

  • Monthly Training Webinars

  • Resource library on Lapels Connect for on- going training and refresher training

  • Lapels Corporate visitations

Ideal Candidate

There are several qualities that we look for in each of our candidates

  • A strong Entrepreneurial drive to be successful

  • Someone who is comfortable meeting the public and being the face of the business

  • Someone who has a sales skillset

  • Someone who can manage finances

  • Must be good at Multi Tasking

  • Service Centric

  • The ability to learn the Lapels way, follow and train a proven and successful business model.

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