NAPLES, Fla. — Clean Franchise Brands (CFB) recently issued its Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) for Martinizing Dry Cleaning. CFB will now begin efforts to sell franchise locations to prospective buyers.
CFB purchased Martinizing Dry Cleaning in Spring 2021, along with 1-800-Dry Clean, Pressed4Time and Dry Cleaning Station. CFB is also the franchisor for Lapels Dry Cleaning. After those acquisitions, CFB had more than 400 locations in seven countries, including Canada, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Peru, and became the largest drycleaning company on the planet.
“The pandemic has been a very difficult time for dry cleaners,” says Kevin Dubois, the CEO of CFB. ”Many local independents have not survived. Yet recent industry reports indicate a strong trend in growth for the drycleaning and laundry industry. We are very excited to have finalized the FDD for Martinizing Dry Cleaning and make that opportunity available to prospects literally across the globe.”
Dubois points to a recent report put out by Research and Markets, which states, “The drycleaning and laundry services market is poised to grow by $13.62 bn during 2021-2025, progressing at a CAGR of almost five percent.”
“That report is one reason why we’re excited,” says Dubois. “Yet it is more about what we can offer prospective Martinizing owners. With the five other companies, we can provide a level of support that’s just unheard of in the drycleaning industry.”
Dubois believes that the diversity of brands under the CFB umbrella could provide unique options for franchisees.
“For example, a prospect could open up a Martinizing Dry Cleaning satellite location and utilize a Lapels Dry Cleaning plant to clean customers’ clothing—or vice versa,” he says. “Or, a Martinizing store could utilize the delivery services of a Pressed4Time location. There are any number of scenarios like this.”