CINCINNATI — Tide Cleaners, a national drycleaning and laundry service franchise, recently announced that it was celebrating a major accomplishment in its growth: it was the No. 1 drycleaning franchise brand in the United States.
The announcement, coming just before the textile-industry Clean Show event, noted that, as year-end 2021 figures were released in franchise disclosure documents, Tide Cleaners took the top spot in drycleaning brand units. Tide’s 188 locations across the U.S., the company states, have continued to grow the brand into one that has garnered multiple franchising awards and recognitions.
“The credit for becoming the No. 1 brand in dry cleaning goes to our franchisees,” says Tide Cleaners President and CEO Andy Gibson. “The Tide Cleaners brand is powerful in the hearts and minds of our guest, and our franchisees in partnership with our franchisor team bring this brand to life every day.”
The company also reported that it has garnered recognition as the drycleaning category’s top ranking in the latest Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and earned the title as the most-trusted brand in dry cleaning. Ranked No. 76 in this year’s overall list among all franchises, the company states that owners’ response and resilience during COVID has been key to building trust and loyalty among its customers.
“We’re excited about our growth and performance over the past two years,” said Jon Kassolis, a franchisee and CFO of Consolidated Cleaners, Inc. “Even in the throes of the pandemic, due to the power of the brand and our partnership with the franchisor, we built and acquired seven units since 2020.”
Gibson says stories like Kassolis’ are what provide so much excitement for the brand to continue its climb in franchising within and beyond the drycleaning industry.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such a hard-working industry,” he says. “We’re excited to keep growing on our path as the best services franchise brand in the country.”
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