GREENBELT, Md. — ZIPS, a Mid-Atlantic drycleaning franchise with more than 28 locations along the East Coast, has propelled its regional expansion plans via the signing of a 20-unit development deal.
The multi-unit deal was signed with Pilgrimage Development LLC, a Maryland-based investment and retail development group.
The agreement’s first location is slated to open in August in Pasadena, Md., and additional units planned for Greater Baltimore and Glen Burnie, Md., will open in second-quarter 2012.
Pilgrimage Development plans to target various markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic for the remainder of the agreement.
“This is the largest signed agreement our company has had to date, and it couldn’t have come at a more ideal time as we strengthen the ZIPS name throughout the region and begin to expand nationwide,” says Andy Cucchiara, vice president of franchise operations for ZIPS Dry Cleaners.