Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Dry Cleaning Franchise Questions
If you’re serious about owning your own dry cleaning franchise, you likely you have some questions. It is important to do your research before embarking on any major business venture. At Comet Cleaners, we want you to feel confident and comfortable about investing in a new franchise with us. That is why we are here to address all of your concerns and answer any of your questions.
Why buy a franchise?
Franchises allow you the advantages of owning your own business, without the risks that come from starting a company from scratch. With a Comet Cleaners franchise, you receive 60 years of brand recognition. Additionally, we supply each franchisee with the tools and support they need to succeed.
Why a dry cleaning franchise?
Since the 1920’s, dry cleaners have been a staple in modern society. It is a recession proof industry, valued at almost $9 billion in the United States. The trade requires relatively low operational costs, so that you can maximize profits.
Why by a Comet Cleaners franchise?
At Comet Cleaners, we have a history of success that customers can rely on. This makes our dry cleaning franchises dependable and profitable. All our franchisees receive on-going support, extensive training, and a proven business model to help them succeed.
How much does it take to start a franchise?
Franchisees are expected to pay a one-time fee of $30,000 for a Comet Plant Store. For a Comet Pickup Store (available to only those who already have a plant franchise), the franchise fee is $15,000. Individuals can also take advantage of our three-store package-one plant store and two pickup stores-for $50,000. In addition to the startup fees, franchisees are required to pay a 5% ongoing royalty fee every month. For a full list of estimated costs, call to request a copy of our FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document).
Does Comet Cleaners assist with financing?
Yes, we do. We have extensive experience working with third-party lenders. We use this knowledge and experience to ensure you find the best financing option for your circumstances.
Will I receive training?
Of course! At Comet Cleaners, we believe that to do well, one must have the tools and skills necessary. Franchisees receive in-depth training on how to run a dry cleaning business, labor management, marketing assistance, and much more.
Will I receive help with store design and layout?
Yes. To enhance the space and to optimize productivity, we can help you with your store design and layout.
How do I select the right location?
At Comet Cleaners, we understand location is important. We help you select the perfect real estate that is sure to bring in more traffic. We help with lease negotiations too!
How do I market my store?
With our dry cleaning franchise, you receive 60 years of brand history. Additionally, we provide demographic research and marketing tools to help promote your franchise.
How will I install my equipment?
You don’t have to worry about that! Our skilled technicians are experienced in plant construction and equipment installation. Because they are internal experts, they understand stand how to install Comet Cleaners equipment.