The Franchise Process
Interested in Starting a Dry Cleaning Business?
The dry cleaning business is one of the most profitable industries in the United States, valued at $9 billion. As more and more households have two working spouses, it is hard to find the time to do laundry, increasing the demand for dry cleaning and laundry services. At Comet Cleaners, we have revolutionized the industry, becoming one of the key players in the space. What started as a small business has grown to include 185+ store locations in the United States and Mexico. We offer proven business methods, on-going support, and the training franchisees need to succeed.
If you’re serious about starting a new dry cleaning franchise, check out the steps you need to take.
How to Own a Comet Cleaners Franchise
New candidates are required to call (888) 589-3941 for a short pre-qualification interview. Once one of our experts assesses your compatibility with our dry cleaning franchise, you will receive an application packet. After completing your application, you will then receive a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), which details all the information about the franchise. You must sign and return the acknowledgement page.
Once we receive your acknowledgement, we will conduct credit and background checks, evaluate your specific geographic interests, and verify your assets.
Business Franchise Operations Interview
After the pre-qualification process, one of our recruiters will reach out to you to discuss the FDD and other necessary information, as well as make sure you understand the FDD and the licensing agreement. You will also meet with a Comet Cleaners franchise consultant.
This is the moment where you meet with our leadership team. You will learn more about our daily operations and have time to get acquainted with our franchise. You will visit multiple locations and discuss your own business ideas.
Decide Whether Comet Cleaners is a Good Fit
After taking the opportunity to meet with current franchisees, visit different locations, and understand the requirements, you and Comet Cleaners will decide whether to formally move forward with the franchise venture. If you do agree, you will sign the license agreement and pay a one-time franchise free to get started.
Choosing a Location
During this stage of the process, our skilled team leaders will help you choose a location in your desired geographic area. We provide market and demographic research and can help you select the perfect real estate. We can also help negotiate lease agreements.
Training & Construction
Once you have your location, you will purchase equipment from us, plan for construction, and start the rest of preparations. During the same time, you will receive comprehensive training on how to operate a dry cleaning franchise, labor management, administration, and more.
Pre- and Grand Openings
During your pre-opening, you will obtain supplies, hire staff, and begin advertising. Once that is done, you’ll be ready to open!