Lapels Franchise

Dry cleaning

A Unique Concept in the Dry Cleaning Industry with a Standardized System from Store to Store

 * Image & Store Design

 * Training and Ongoing Support

 * Tested and Proven Marketing Programs

 * In-store Customer Loyalty Programs

 * A Consistent Customer Experience

 * Hours of Operation

 * Store Operations Manuals

 * Lapels Branded Marketing Materials and Supplies

 * Franchisee Participation is Encouraged

 * Point-of-Sale Computer System

 Lapels Dry Cleaning is a recognized name in dry cleaning. When you own our franchise, you benefit from that name recognition, which helps build your business.

Lapels Franchising has built a track record of helping our franchisees grow their businesses. We get you started and provide ongoing support regardless of where you're located or what challenges you face.

With a Lapels franchise you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. Our corporate team will be right there working with you to assure your success. In addition, you will be working with other franchisees to compare operational procedures and new strategies along the way.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has not only pioneered an innovative dry cleaning store concept but has gone one step further with the establishment of trend setting Quality Control and Wholesaler Liaison positions that are filled by Lapels franchisees, the people at the store level who have day-to-day, hands-on knowledge of what the customer wants.
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How much does it cost to open a Lapels Franchise?

The investment required to open a Lapels Franchise is between $86,502-$710,122. There is an initial franchise fee of $20,000-$30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Lapels name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years
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Lapels News & Press Releases

When did the first Lapels open? 2000
When did Lapels start Franchising? 2001

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

One of the greatest reasons for Lapels success is our initial training and ongoing support. We will have you train in our training store and then bring that same trainer out to your store for additional training and support. We will be with you during your soft opening to guide you through the day to day operations.

On-The-Job Training: 62 hours
Classroom Training: 61 hours

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 25% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Customer service skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Lapels Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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