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Store Set-Up

Store Set-Up

Each Tide Cleaners location is designed to suit the needs of its community. Traffic flow, demographics, and site specifications all play a part. While the layout and floorplan of each Tide Cleaners location may vary slightly, they all have one thing in common, they provide outstanding service to members of their community. Read ahead to learn about the various types of Tide Cleaners formats available.

Plant Store

New franchisees must first open a Plant Store in their designated market. This type of store format houses the equipment for processing the garments, and also allows guests to drop off their laundry and dry cleaning in person and have a one-on-one interaction with a Tide Cleaners expert. Plant Stores range in size from 2,800 to 3,200 square feet.

Man dropping off laundry at a plant store

Drop Store

Franchisees can open a Drop Store after they have already opened a Plant Store. Drop Stores are smaller than Plant Stores, typically 1,200 to 1,400 square feet. These formats are designed to provide additional convenient locations for customers to be able to drop off and pick up their laundry, with reduced investment for the franchisee. Like a Plant Store, at a minimum, curbside service is required and drive-thru service is preferred.

Person dropping off back at a 24 7 drop off

Locker Drop Store

A Locker Drop Store is a store that allows clients to drop off and pick up their laundry through a secure locker system 24/7. Clients place and keep track of their orders using iPhone and Android applications. This is the perfect solution for busy professionals, students, and family members who don’t want to go out of their way to have clean clothes!

Man picking up clean laundry from a locker drop store

Flexible Store Design

Take a look at some Tide Cleaners locations across the country. Would a similar store format work in your market?

  • Flagship Prototype

  • Cantilever Awnings

  • Inline Formats

  • Starbucks/Tide Cleaners Co-Tenancy

  • Single Valet Lane

  • Reserved Curbside Service

  • Covered Parking

  • Exterior Lockers

Store showing one of the flexible design options

Potential Sites

To learn more, please complete the Request Information form.

Emily Schneider, Associate Director of Franchising

Jackie Salg, Franchise Sales Lead

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