Comet Cleaners

Franchise Costs

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Comet cleaners
Total Units: 235
Year Founded: 1969

About Comet Cleaners

An established name that has been expanding for seven decades, we have over 350 dry cleaners and laundromats situated in 18 states in the USA. As you explore franchise options, you may be hard pressed to find a more experienced team, a more reputable name, and a more solid business operation than what we offer at Comet Cleaners. We focus on our franchisees and have a dedicated system for making sure that our new owners do well.

Values & History

We opened our first Comet Cleaners 70 years ago and are going just as strong today as we always have. No matter what the economy is like, people need their clothes cleaned.

We have rich traditions including our own machine installations. We know how to run our business and we don't deviate much from that pattern. This is why all of our locations contribute to our quality name and why our franchisees are so pleased with the eventual return on their initial investment.

We don't just take people's money and run. One of our core values is to continue to help every member of our ownership group and ensure that every facet of the business is absolutely taken care of.

Industry Performance

What sets our business apart from almost all other franchises is that it is both economy-proof and technology-proof. While a bad performing economy at times and the new habit of online purchasing is here to stay, ravaging retail markets, restaurants, and start-ups, these simply aren't factors for us.

You can't put your suit in the hard drive to get cleaned. And even if people are not doing well financially, they always have room in even a limited budget for the laundry. This is why investing in Comet

Cleaners may not initially seem exciting, but it actually is. People are grateful when a quality dry cleaner and laundromat with a reputable name opens nearby.

It won't take much in the way of marketing to get new customers in. As soon as they spill some ketchup on their shirt or blouse, they have already made the decision to come see you.

Purchasing a Comet Cleaners Franchise

We do have the option of opening a dry cleaner by itself, or to add a laundromat to a much larger Comet Cleaners franchise. The investment will be different, as will the type of location we will need to acquire.

Either way, we will assist you with finding the right spot for your Comet Cleaners, and with the lease application. After that our experienced staff will help configure store layout and provide vendors with a list of everything you'll need to acquire.

Once everything arrives, we have an installation team that knows how to maximize profits the Comet Cleaners way. They will take care of everything for you. You'll be carefree for the 7-10 day configuration process while we train you how to run the business smoothly.

And then we help with the initial marketing all the way to launch and the grand opening. After that you'll receive all of our promotional material and advertising guidelines.

You will then continuously receive support however you require it. We know most of our owners will be self-sufficient at that point, but we will be there whenever you ask for our assistance.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

Because we have seven decades of experience, you don't have to have any yourself. We will train you to be able to run your Comet Cleaners the right way. If you do have a history in business operations, that will certainly be helpful. But we have had many new business owners start their first real enterprise with us, and we have found that running a Comet Cleaners properly is relatively uncomplicated.

That is another advantage of joining our family and adding another location to our magnificent list. We are looking for people who are excited about the prospect of ownership, and who are committed to a long-term arrangement.

Training & Support

We have a special company store where we bring all of our new franchisees to learn the ropes. Our two- week program includes all of the essential aspects. From dry-cleaning and labor management, to the more general aspects of running any business like marketing and the day-to-day bookkeeping, you will be able to quickly understand everything that you and your staff will need to accomplish in order to become a profitable operation.

Near the conclusion of the 14-day training program, you will simulate running the store as we watch. So you aren't just learning and hope to remember everything when you get to your own store. You will literally have the experience of running a Comet Cleaners, with our patient guidance to make corrections if any mistakes are made. We have found this to be an excellent method for ensuring the best education. As for ongoing support, you will have everything you need from us, whenever you need it.

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Comet Cleaners is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming