Lapels Dry Cleaning to Open Overseas Location in Qatar

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( — August 24, 2015) Hanover, MA –Lapels Dry Cleaning announced an agreement with the Bani Hashim Trading Company to open 10 dry cleaning stores and one dry cleaning plant in Qatar. The initial dry cleaning plant will open in early 2016. Located in Hanover, Massachusetts, Lapels is an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company.

As part of the agreement, the Bani Hashim Trading Company will act as Lapels Dry Cleaning’s Master Franchisor in Qatar and will look to sell franchisee licenses in the country.

“We’ve long wanted to bring the Lapels Dry Cleaning to the world stage and the opportunity in Qatar was a very good fit,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning and author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business. “Bani Hashim has an impeccable reputation in the franchise industry in Qatar and we could not ask for a better partner in bringing the Lapels brand overseas.”

The Bani Hashim Trading Company is a franchisor of Real Madrid Official Stores in Qatar and will open its first location on the Pearl Qatar at the end of 2015. The company is also the licensee in Qatar for So Jennie, a luxury, non-alcoholic champagne sold in first- and business-Class flights and lounge of Qatar Airways, as well as in many 4- and 5-star hotels in Qatar.  Bani Hashim is also planning to open and franchise So Jennie Cafes to promote the beverage. The first café is scheduled to open in early 2016.

 “We found the Lapels franchise model to be very much in line with our approach to franchising our other enterprises,” said Shari Chaitram, retail division manager of the Bani Hashim Trading Company. “People in Qatar, especially executives, are particular about their clothes. We foresee the Lapels approach to dry cleaning and service to be very popular with this demographic.”

For the past 12 years or so, Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience. A key component of the Lapels Dry Cleaning package is a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative. Newer Lapels Dry Cleaning locations utilize GreenEarth. Coupled with the latest technology in equipment, Lapels can proudly boast to having no hazardous waste in their process. The end result is an environmentally-friendly cleaning process that has no zero odor and is more gentle on clothing, extending the life of your clothes.

Lapels Dry Cleaning’s customer service sets it apart from other dry cleaners. Customers are greeted to an inviting and warm reception area, with courteous customer service representatives. 

Lapels offers it’s customers Automatic Rewards earning them credit towards free dry cleaning for every dollar they spend, Loyalty Programs, a VIP Program which eliminates the need to wait in line, the use of a 24 Hour Drop Off Service and FREE Home Delivery to all its customers. Same day service is also available with pick-up after 5 pm.

You can learn more about Lapels Dry Cleaning by visiting For overseas franchise info, call (866) 695-2735 or email 

About Lapels Dry Cleaning

Lapels Dry Cleaning – Environmentally Friendly Cleaners Each Lapels Dry Cleaning store offers a full slate of services, including: same-day dry cleaning; shirt service; tailoring; shoe repair; wedding gown preservation; suede and leather processing; box storage and fur storage. Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site,

Lapels Dry Cleaning

962 Washington Street
Hanover, MA 02339
United States