• LaundroLab

  • WHY I BOUGHT

The Lankfords were drawn to the cutting-edge laundromat franchise’s commitment to community, a semi-absentee model and a diverse investment portfolio.

Bryan and Alison Lankford will open Charleston, South Carolina’s first unit of LaundroLab, the new cutting-edge laundromat franchise. The couple seeks to embody classic Charleston hospitality through a welcoming, recession-proof and community-first business model.

“I would say Bryan is one of the most out-of-the-box thinkers I have ever met,” his wife Alison said. “LaundroLab was very much outside of the run-of-the-mill franchise options, and we felt like the people running the company are outside-the-box thinkers too.”

LaundroLab is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the laundromat space with a goal of becoming a nationwide leader. The Lankfords signed a single-unit agreement with the brand in early 2021, not long after the brand began offering franchising opportunities.

Both Bryan and Alison have maintained commitments to full-time duties within the healthcare field, and they plan to do so moving forward. Their investment strategy has served as an example to future LaundroLab franchisees, as the brand offers a semi-absentee model where franchisees can still tend to previous duties while taking on a new opportunity.

Bryan credits the LaundroLab model as something that allows both him and his wife to keep their existing jobs. “I’m a firm believer in diversifying streams of income, and you need to put your money to work to make it grow,” Bryan said. A semi-absentee franchise model, paired with the sheer commitment of the Lankfords, has allowed them to balance their investments and community involvement.

The hospitable spirit of Charleston blends perfectly with the ideals the Lankfords seek to instill at their LaundroLab franchise. “There is a level of expectation in Charleston for taking care of people, and as a top tourist destination, people come here for a great experience,” Bryan said. “The people who live here want a great experience too, and we have an opportunity to provide that to all sorts of people.”

The Lankfords believe they can deliver something truly different through their brand commitment, thanks to the Charleston market outlook and guidance from the LaundroLab team. “We look to retain repeat customers for years, and this franchise model is geared to ensure people are receiving more than just a laundry service,’ Bryan said. “Charleston is known for hospitality, and our goal is to make sure that hospitality is not limited to just tourists.”

The Lankford’s investment has proven to be able to handle unforeseen rigors like the ones presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, when laundry was deemed an essential service.

“The money will grow, but it will also be put to good use to make sure our community can be a better place for all kinds of people,” Alison added. “Our primary mission is to create an experience that is different from what our customers have had before. If we can do that, the financials will come.”

A franchising approach has been made possible through an insightful and interactive corporate team. “I would say the corporate office of LaundroLab has really looked out for the customer experience, and they make sure each franchisee knows how to speak to a five-star service. They are extremely involved in every single step, and it really is a partnership,” Bryan said.

Beyond their Charleston unit, the Lankfords are open to franchising multiple LaundroLab locations once their first franchise is able to establish itself. “The idea is to start with one store, prove the model and open others, possibly even outside the Charleston market,” Bryan added. 

The cost to open a new LaundroLab franchise ranges between $321,330-$482,650. The price includes buildout, equipment, a franchising fee, working capital and more.

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MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    LaundroLab

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    1

  • start-up costs

    $321,330 - $482,650

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    7%

  • Net Worth:

    $750,000

  • Liquidity:

    $350,000

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  • LaundroLab

  • WHY I BOUGHT

The Lankfords were drawn to the cutting-edge laundromat franchise’s commitment to community, a semi-absentee model and a diverse investment portfolio.

Bryan and Alison Lankford will open Charleston, South Carolina’s first unit of LaundroLab, the new cutting-edge laundromat franchise. The couple seeks to embody classic Charleston hospitality through a welcoming, recession-proof and community-first business model.

“I would say Bryan is one of the most out-of-the-box thinkers I have ever met,” his wife Alison said. “LaundroLab was very much outside of the run-of-the-mill franchise options, and we felt like the people running the company are outside-the-box thinkers too.”

LaundroLab is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the laundromat space with a goal of becoming a nationwide leader. The Lankfords signed a single-unit agreement with the brand in early 2021, not long after the brand began offering franchising opportunities.

Both Bryan and Alison have maintained commitments to full-time duties within the healthcare field, and they plan to do so moving forward. Their investment strategy has served as an example to future LaundroLab franchisees, as the brand offers a semi-absentee model where franchisees can still tend to previous duties while taking on a new opportunity.

Bryan credits the LaundroLab model as something that allows both him and his wife to keep their existing jobs. “I’m a firm believer in diversifying streams of income, and you need to put your money to work to make it grow,” Bryan said. A semi-absentee franchise model, paired with the sheer commitment of the Lankfords, has allowed them to balance their investments and community involvement.

The hospitable spirit of Charleston blends perfectly with the ideals the Lankfords seek to instill at their LaundroLab franchise. “There is a level of expectation in Charleston for taking care of people, and as a top tourist destination, people come here for a great experience,” Bryan said. “The people who live here want a great experience too, and we have an opportunity to provide that to all sorts of people.”

The Lankfords believe they can deliver something truly different through their brand commitment, thanks to the Charleston market outlook and guidance from the LaundroLab team. “We look to retain repeat customers for years, and this franchise model is geared to ensure people are receiving more than just a laundry service,’ Bryan said. “Charleston is known for hospitality, and our goal is to make sure that hospitality is not limited to just tourists.”

The Lankford’s investment has proven to be able to handle unforeseen rigors like the ones presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, when laundry was deemed an essential service.

“The money will grow, but it will also be put to good use to make sure our community can be a better place for all kinds of people,” Alison added. “Our primary mission is to create an experience that is different from what our customers have had before. If we can do that, the financials will come.”

A franchising approach has been made possible through an insightful and interactive corporate team. “I would say the corporate office of LaundroLab has really looked out for the customer experience, and they make sure each franchisee knows how to speak to a five-star service. They are extremely involved in every single step, and it really is a partnership,” Bryan said.

Beyond their Charleston unit, the Lankfords are open to franchising multiple LaundroLab locations once their first franchise is able to establish itself. “The idea is to start with one store, prove the model and open others, possibly even outside the Charleston market,” Bryan added. 

The cost to open a new LaundroLab franchise ranges between $321,330-$482,650. The price includes buildout, equipment, a franchising fee, working capital and more.

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    LaundroLab

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    1

  • start-up costs

    $321,330 - $482,650

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    7%

  • Net Worth:

    $750,000

  • Liquidity:

    $350,000

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES
  • LaundroLab

  • WHY I BOUGHT

The Lankfords were drawn to the cutting-edge laundromat franchise’s commitment to community, a semi-absentee model and a diverse investment portfolio.

Bryan and Alison Lankford will open Charleston, South Carolina’s first unit of LaundroLab, the new cutting-edge laundromat franchise. The couple seeks to embody classic Charleston hospitality through a welcoming, recession-proof and community-first business model.

“I would say Bryan is one of the most out-of-the-box thinkers I have ever met,” his wife Alison said. “LaundroLab was very much outside of the run-of-the-mill franchise options, and we felt like the people running the company are outside-the-box thinkers too.”

LaundroLab is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the laundromat space with a goal of becoming a nationwide leader. The Lankfords signed a single-unit agreement with the brand in early 2021, not long after the brand began offering franchising opportunities.

Both Bryan and Alison have maintained commitments to full-time duties within the healthcare field, and they plan to do so moving forward. Their investment strategy has served as an example to future LaundroLab franchisees, as the brand offers a semi-absentee model where franchisees can still tend to previous duties while taking on a new opportunity.

Bryan credits the LaundroLab model as something that allows both him and his wife to keep their existing jobs. “I’m a firm believer in diversifying streams of income, and you need to put your money to work to make it grow,” Bryan said. A semi-absentee franchise model, paired with the sheer commitment of the Lankfords, has allowed them to balance their investments and community involvement.

The hospitable spirit of Charleston blends perfectly with the ideals the Lankfords seek to instill at their LaundroLab franchise. “There is a level of expectation in Charleston for taking care of people, and as a top tourist destination, people come here for a great experience,” Bryan said. “The people who live here want a great experience too, and we have an opportunity to provide that to all sorts of people.”

The Lankfords believe they can deliver something truly different through their brand commitment, thanks to the Charleston market outlook and guidance from the LaundroLab team. “We look to retain repeat customers for years, and this franchise model is geared to ensure people are receiving more than just a laundry service,’ Bryan said. “Charleston is known for hospitality, and our goal is to make sure that hospitality is not limited to just tourists.”

The Lankford’s investment has proven to be able to handle unforeseen rigors like the ones presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, when laundry was deemed an essential service.

“The money will grow, but it will also be put to good use to make sure our community can be a better place for all kinds of people,” Alison added. “Our primary mission is to create an experience that is different from what our customers have had before. If we can do that, the financials will come.”

A franchising approach has been made possible through an insightful and interactive corporate team. “I would say the corporate office of LaundroLab has really looked out for the customer experience, and they make sure each franchisee knows how to speak to a five-star service. They are extremely involved in every single step, and it really is a partnership,” Bryan said.

Beyond their Charleston unit, the Lankfords are open to franchising multiple LaundroLab locations once their first franchise is able to establish itself. “The idea is to start with one store, prove the model and open others, possibly even outside the Charleston market,” Bryan added. 

The cost to open a new LaundroLab franchise ranges between $321,330-$482,650. The price includes buildout, equipment, a franchising fee, working capital and more.

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    LaundroLab

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    1

  • start-up costs

    $321,330 - $482,650

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    7%

  • Net Worth:

    $750,000

  • Liquidity:

    $350,000

INQUIRE ABOUT SERVICES
  • LaundroLab

  • WHY I BOUGHT

The Lankfords were drawn to the cutting-edge laundromat franchise’s commitment to community, a semi-absentee model and a diverse investment portfolio.

Bryan and Alison Lankford will open Charleston, South Carolina’s first unit of LaundroLab, the new cutting-edge laundromat franchise. The couple seeks to embody classic Charleston hospitality through a welcoming, recession-proof and community-first business model.

“I would say Bryan is one of the most out-of-the-box thinkers I have ever met,” his wife Alison said. “LaundroLab was very much outside of the run-of-the-mill franchise options, and we felt like the people running the company are outside-the-box thinkers too.”

LaundroLab is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the laundromat space with a goal of becoming a nationwide leader. The Lankfords signed a single-unit agreement with the brand in early 2021, not long after the brand began offering franchising opportunities.

Both Bryan and Alison have maintained commitments to full-time duties within the healthcare field, and they plan to do so moving forward. Their investment strategy has served as an example to future LaundroLab franchisees, as the brand offers a semi-absentee model where franchisees can still tend to previous duties while taking on a new opportunity.

Bryan credits the LaundroLab model as something that allows both him and his wife to keep their existing jobs. “I’m a firm believer in diversifying streams of income, and you need to put your money to work to make it grow,” Bryan said. A semi-absentee franchise model, paired with the sheer commitment of the Lankfords, has allowed them to balance their investments and community involvement.

The hospitable spirit of Charleston blends perfectly with the ideals the Lankfords seek to instill at their LaundroLab franchise. “There is a level of expectation in Charleston for taking care of people, and as a top tourist destination, people come here for a great experience,” Bryan said. “The people who live here want a great experience too, and we have an opportunity to provide that to all sorts of people.”

The Lankfords believe they can deliver something truly different through their brand commitment, thanks to the Charleston market outlook and guidance from the LaundroLab team. “We look to retain repeat customers for years, and this franchise model is geared to ensure people are receiving more than just a laundry service,’ Bryan said. “Charleston is known for hospitality, and our goal is to make sure that hospitality is not limited to just tourists.”

The Lankford’s investment has proven to be able to handle unforeseen rigors like the ones presented during the COVID-19 pandemic, when laundry was deemed an essential service.

“The money will grow, but it will also be put to good use to make sure our community can be a better place for all kinds of people,” Alison added. “Our primary mission is to create an experience that is different from what our customers have had before. If we can do that, the financials will come.”

A franchising approach has been made possible through an insightful and interactive corporate team. “I would say the corporate office of LaundroLab has really looked out for the customer experience, and they make sure each franchisee knows how to speak to a five-star service. They are extremely involved in every single step, and it really is a partnership,” Bryan said.

Beyond their Charleston unit, the Lankfords are open to franchising multiple LaundroLab locations once their first franchise is able to establish itself. “The idea is to start with one store, prove the model and open others, possibly even outside the Charleston market,” Bryan added. 

The cost to open a new LaundroLab franchise ranges between $321,330-$482,650. The price includes buildout, equipment, a franchising fee, working capital and more.

MAKE IT TREND
MORE BRAND INFO
  • NAME

    LaundroLab

  • NO. OF UNITS CURRENTLY OPEN:

    1

  • start-up costs

    $321,330 - $482,650

  • FRANCHISE FEE:

    $49,500

  • ROYALTY:

    7%

  • Net Worth:

    $750,000

  • Liquidity:

    $350,000

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