HANOVER, Mass. — Lapels, one of the industry’s fastest-growing franchise organizations, is trumpeting the launch of new “environmentally friendly” central plants that use Exxon DF-2000 as part of its master plan for the future.
“We are now strategically positioned to provide our retail store franchisees with better outsourced drycleaning services through franchised Lapels Environmentally Friendly drycleaning plants that meet our exacting specifications,” says Lapels CEO Lawrence Friedman, “while providing a higher quality product at a better price.”
The chain opened the first plant of this type in Salem, Mass., in 2006 to serve several branded retail stores in its home state. The chain has since opened additional “environmentally friendly” plants in Randolph and Brighton, Mass.; Peoria, Ariz.; and Arlington, Texas. The next will open by the end of the year in Granbury, Texas, to serve several retail stores planned for the area.
More than 40 stores in 10 states now fly the Lapels flag, and about 40% of them operate in conjunction with a Lapels “Environmentally Friendly” plant franchise. The company offers a variety of franchise ownership options, including wholesale central plants and Lapels-branded stores.