Tom CobaTom Coba has worked with some of the most recognizable names in the franchising industry—Subway, Dunkin Donuts, ServiceMaster, and McDonalds. The franchising veteran is now adding dry cleaning to the mix as he joins Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company, as a franchise advisor.

In working with Lapels Dry Cleaning, Coba will help the Hanover, MA-based franchisor: Develop short-, mid- and long-term growth plans and create a strategic focus to handle growth and the infrastructure to handle that growth; create a marketing strategy that defines the market research to define best growth markets; and form a franchisee council.

“The Lapels business model has been very well received in the franchise world.  People are seeing the strength of this business model and we are now starting to work with some very large operators from other industries. While the growth is exciting we wanted to bring Tom Coba on to help us in meeting the demands on our corporate structure and stay ahead of the growth,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning. “Working with Tom has brought decades of experience in going through this exact growth trajectory.”

Coba’s resume as a franchise executive includes a tenure as chief operating officer of 37,000 Subway restaurants in 99 countries. He was president of the Franchise Services Group of the ServiceMaster company where he led five of their brands. Coba also served as vice president of Dunkin’ Donuts brands and has worked with such global brands as Baskin Robbins and McDonald’s.

“Lapels Dry Cleaning has already set itself apart with its offering of an environmentally friendlier way of dry cleaning clothes and it’s first-rate customer service and offerings,” said Coba. “In joining Kevin and the rest of the Lapels team, we are looking to build on a very strong foundation–one that earned Lapels the number one franchise in the Dry Cleaning and Delivery Services category for Entrepreneur’s Annual “Franchise 500” for 2016—and take it to the next level.”

Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience over the past dozen years. Part of that effort includes a partnership agreement with GreenEarth®, the dry cleaning industry’s only environmentally  non-toxic cleaning alternative. Using these kinds of solutions and the latest technology in equipment, Lapels is one of the few dry cleaners able to boast that there is no hazardous waste in their process. Their environmentally-friendly cleaning process has no odor and is gentler on clothes, thus lengthening the life of clothes.

For complete information on Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise opportunity, call (866) 695-2735 or email Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site,

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. Lapels Dry Cleaning has stores in Arizona (Gilbert, Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale), California (Poway), Colorado (Littleton), Connecticut (Cromwell), Florida (Fleming Island, Orange Park, Tampa) Louisiana (Monroe, West Monroe, Delhi, Rayville, Winnsboro), Massachusetts (Abington, Allston, Bedford, Boston, Boston Seaport, Braintree, Brighton, Cambridge, Cohasset, Dedham, Easton, Framingham, Hanover, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, Martha’s Vineyard, Natick, Needham, Newtonville, Norton, Quincy, Stoughton, Walpole, Waltham, Wakefield, Wellesley, Westford, Westwood and Wilmington), Michigan (Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield), Mississippi (New Albany, Tupelo, Pontotoc), Missouri (Wildwood), New Jersey (Brick), Ohio (Liberty Township), Oklahoma (Edmond, Oklahoma City), Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg), South Carolina (Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island), Texas (Bee Cave, Brownsville). Additional locations are coming soon to Boston, MA, Canton, MA and Oxford, MS.

Lapels Dry Cleaning has received a number of accolades in the franchise world. That includes being ranked as the number one franchise in the Dry Cleaning and Delivery Services category for Entrepreneur’s Annual “Franchise 500” for 2016. Entrepreneur’s “Franchise 500” is the best and most comprehensive rating of franchises in the world and is based on objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation.

Lapels has also achieved acclaim in the dry cleaning industry. Lapels Dry Cleaning CEO Kevin Dubois is the co-author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business, sold on

Lapels Dry Cleaning corporate offices are located at 962 Washington Street, Hanover, MA 02339.

To learn more about franchise opportunities with Lapels Dry Cleaning, call toll free (866) 695-2735 or email Additional information and up-to-date company news can also be found on the company’s Web site,

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