Martinizing Dry Cleaning is an upscale dry cleaning franchise providing high quality and service at competitive pricing. In business since 1949, Martinizing Dry Cleaning is one of the oldest and the most recognized brands in the dry cleaning industry. It is the largest dry cleaning franchisor in the United States with locations in 7 other countries and U.S. Territories. In 1949, Buffalo, New York chemist Henry Martin revolutionized the industry by introducing the concept of on-premise dry cleaning using a newly developed, non-flammable chemical. Previously, it was standard for dry cleaning stores to be used only for pick-up of orders. The actual dry cleaning was done only in industrial areas because of the high flammability of the petroleum solvent used to clean garments. Martinizing continues to be the leader in the industry by offering consumers a wide variety services in its stores around the world. Some of these services include on-premise shirt laundries, comforter/bedspread and household item cleaning, 24/7 VIP drop-offs, VIP membership discounts, home pick-up and delivery and other services for the discerning consumer. Currently, over 160 franchisees operate 500 stores in the United States and 7 foreign countries including Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Japan, Indonesia and U.S. Territories.