CHICAGO — CD One Price Cleaners, which says it’s the Midwest’s largest laundry and drycleaning franchise, reports it recently accomplished a historic feat: washing and folding 5 million pounds of laundry.
The average cotton T-shirt weighs about 5 ounces, meaning the milestone is equivalent to washing and folding 16 million T-shirts (though CD One also cleans pants, formalwear, comforters and more).
A combination of new stores, the addition of pickup and delivery, and recent marketing efforts helped the franchise pull off the achievement, according to Jonathon Reckles, its vice president of marketing.
“With workers slowly but surely returning to the office and an increase in weddings and other formal events, we’re excited to see more customers through our doors every day,” he says.
In 2021 alone, CD One washed and folded over 775,000 pounds of laundry. The franchise continues to add to the grand total, with another store opening in the Chicago suburb of Lake Zurich last month.
Since opening its first store over 20 years ago in Lincolnwood, Illinois, CD One Price Cleaners has established its market presence throughout Chicago and the Midwest with a unique, one-price and fast turnaround model.
“Doing laundry is a chore that most people hate, especially folding,” Reckles says. “There are so many great things our customers will be able to do with their free time now that we’ve been able to take laundry off their to-do list.”
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