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The Best Laundry & Dry Cleaning Franchises

Laundry facilities are typically coin operated and require a larger upfront investment. Ongoing management costs are minimal. Whereas Dry Cleaning franchises are slightly less capital intensive upfront but require a more active and daily management of the business.

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Laundry and Dry Cleaning Franchise Opportunities Available in all 50 States

With 17 franchise systems, there are several great business opportunities that fit your investment range.
A laundromat or dry cleaning franchise may not be an exciting business model upon first glance, but with $9 billion in revenue and strong profits, it can be a lucrative investment. More companies are creating environmentally friendly options to appeal to changing customer demands.
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Sample research stats taken from our data in the Laundry & Dry Cleaning sector
Initial Investment

What does it cost to get into the Laundry & Dry Cleaning sector?

The average investment in the Laundry & Dry Cleaning sector is $549,005. But, that doesn’t tell the whole story. There's a striking difference between the average and median.

Of all Laundry & Dry Cleaning franchises, 8 have an investment lower than $550,577. The average initial investment is skewed because the most expensive franchise in this sector is $1,134,400.

When looking at franchise opportunities make sure you examine brands within your investment range. Search below for Laundry & Dry Cleaning investments that fit your financial criteria. If you're not sure what you can afford, fill out our Franchise Affordability Calculator.

Initial Investment
$1,134,400 Highest
$40,360 Lowest
Figure 1: Initial Investment required for a franchise in the Laundry & Dry Cleaning sector
Financial Transparency
Provides Item 19 Data
Figure 2: 71% of franchises in this sector have Item 19 in their FDD.
Discloses Expense Data
Figure 3: Of franchises with an Item 19, 58% disclose expense data

How much can I make in the Laundry & Dry Cleaning sector?

How much money you can make from a Laundry & Dry Cleaning franchise depends on several factors, including location and demand for your services.

One way to predict your profit potential is to evaluate the financial performance representations provided by a franchisor in Item 19 of their Franchise Disclosure Document. Franchisors are not required to disclose this information, some are more transparent than others.

In the Laundry & Dry Cleaning sector, 71% disclose a financial performance representation. Of those, only 58% disclose some type of expense data on its franchisee operations.

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Why buy a Laundry & Dry Cleaning franchise?
Both laundry and dry cleaning franchises can be good investments as the business model is stable and well defined. Competition typically is against mom and pop locations and not other larger companies. This gives franchisees advantages in speed, price and brand awareness.
  • Investments available for first-time business owners
  • Investments available for passive investors seeking other revenue streams
  • Limited competition and large available territories
  • Defined and captive customer base who uses the services regularly
  • Many franchises offering financing support with flexible terms
Laundry dry cleaning why buy
Are you an ideal candidate?
If you have access to capital and are looking for additional investments, laundromats can provide a lucrative ROI. This business model is best suited for someone who's entrepreneurial and can actively market and advertise their business well within the local territory.
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