DETROIT — Wayne Wudyka, owner of 1-800-DryClean, has launched a new franchise brand—bizzie—which he believes will revolutionize the dry cleaning industry through patented technology and customer convenience.
The all-in-one cleaning solution combines state-of-the-art mobile technology with a convenient locker service. Its three-pronged consumer platform offers home/office laundry pickup and delivery, locker-based delivery, and on-location cleaning for window treatments and upholstery to save busy consumers time.
The on-site lockers, or “bizzie boxes,” operate using smart phone technology and will be installed across the United States and Canada in office buildings, residential communities, multifamily residences and parking structures, according to Wudyka.
He threw a launch party Thursday at the Lofts @ Woodward Center, the first building to offer its residents the bizzie system. Customers will lock their dirty garments in a “bizzie box” and text bizzie their box number to place their order. Once the dry cleaning is ready, bizzie will send a text containing a personalized PIN to enable the customer to retrieve the laundry from their locker on their own schedule.
The 1-800-DryClean chain of cleaners, along with additional new bizzie franchises, will power the new service, according to Wudyka. Territories are available for dry cleaning operators interested in tapping into this new franchise offering, he says.
“In a marketplace where the expense of building and opening a new store can be prohibitive, and where traditional route services can be difficult to grow, bizzie offers dry cleaning professionals the opportunity to diversify their businesses in a cost-effective manner,” Wudyka says. “It’s an unprecedented game changer for the laundry industry and consumers. The days of traditional route service and dropping off clothes at the cleaner are over for the customer.”
Wudyka, through his Clean Brands LLC, owns and operates Huntington Cleaners & Shirt Laundry, Huntington Woods, Mich.; Wesch Cleaners, Birmingham, Mich.; as well as the 1-800-DryClean franchise and the $100 million international brand Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network (CRDN).