ANN ARBOR, Mich. — 1-800-DryClean announced last week that it has increased its VetFran discount to $6,000, offering veterans of the U.S. armed forces 40% off the brand’s franchise fees.
“1-800-DryClean can be a rewarding franchise business for our military veterans,” says Shannon Toler-New, company president. “Increasing our VetFran discount is our way of saluting veterans for their military service, and making our franchise business more affordable and worth considering as a civilian career.”
VetFran—the Veterans Transition Franchise initiative—is a voluntary effort of International Franchise Association (IFA) member companies to encourage franchise ownership by offering financial incentives to honorably discharged veterans.
1-800-DryClean’s commitment to the VetFran program was an important part of my decision to join the 1-800 team,” says former Sgt. First Class Combat Medic Jim Mullen, now a 1-800-DryClean owner based in San Antonio. “The operating model is simple, the financial investment is modest, and if you can follow directions, you’ll be successful.”
“1-800-DryClean is a unique franchise opportunity for military veterans,” says Earl Shinabarger, 1-800-DryClean’s franchise development manager. “This is a home-based business that builds equity fast and has a family-friendly workweek schedule. Helping military veterans realize their lifestyle dreams and financial goals are reasons we’re thriving even in a down economy.”
1-800-DryClean is one of the Service Brands International (SBI) family of brands, which also includes Molly Maid and Mr. Handyman. The company has more than 130 franchise units in the U.S.