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Atlanta First Choice for Zips’ Partners

Co-owners ‘ready to break ground’ on first of 20 stores over five years

GREENBELT, Md. — Zips Dry Cleaners drycleaning franchise, which describes itself as being, “Known for its same-day, one-price business model,” reports it has signed a development deal for 20 locations set to open throughout Atlanta over the next five years.

The stores will be owned and operated by business partners Allan Boomer and Tiffany Hawkins, the firm relates.

“After opening a few locations in Zips’ home market of Maryland-D.C.-Virginia, we were ready to break ground in a new market and there was no question that Atlanta was our first choice,” Hawkins explains.

“I have lived in Atlanta on two occasions in my adult life and I love the area for so many reasons,” says Hawkins.

Both entrepreneurs have positions at Momentum Advisors, a company founded by Boomer. No strangers to franchising, the business partners own multiple locations, as well as other businesses.

“Since becoming a Zips franchisee in April 2016,” says Boomer, “my partners and I have been involved in some of the most successful new drycleaning stores in the company. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to bring Zips to a thriving new market,” he relates.

“I know Atlanta. I love Atlanta,” Hawkins says. “The people of this city deserve a one-price, high-capacity dry cleaner that is modern, service-oriented and focused on cutting costs — without cutting the quality,” she adds.

“In analyzing the competitive landscape, Atlanta was the No. 1 market on our radar,” Boomer relates. “It is a great market with great people. Our team has long ties to the region and we are really looking forward to building a significant presence in Atlanta.”

In today’s increasingly green-conscious society, Zips writes, it is, “Leading the way in the search for new environmentally-friendly practices, such as its’ use of 100 percent biodegradable plastic bags and its hanger recycling program.”

“Zips is pleased to announce that Franklin Morgan Capital has agreed to introduce our company to the Atlanta Market,” notes Drew Ritger, Zips CEO.

“The managing partners, Tiffany Hawkins and Allan Boomer, are excited to introduce this new investment into the Atlanta market. Atlanta is one of the top markets targeted for growth by Zips Franchising LLC,” says Ritger.