One day I was explaining my kid how an electricity meter worked. There were several meters on the wall and we noticed one that was spinning faster than the Olympic gold medal in ice skating ...
My kid called it the electricity sucker. There were the name of the stores at the top, and we broke up laughing because the big spinner was from the environmentally friendly OXXO Cleaners. It turned out be a good lesson for him on "don't believe in ads".
unless you like to lose money
I have done some research and found a lot of controversy regarding this franchise. It seems many store owners are very unhappy with oxxo system. I am considering opening a dry cleaning franchise. I kind of like their approach, but I gotta say I am really curious about the amount of bad reviews oxxo has. Would you mind clarifying why you say that oxxo=lose money? thanks in advance.
"if you think it sucks, try to immagine being here as a franchisee"
You are right - OXXO Cleaners only have the looks. Nothing works, their auto machine is crap. I don't know what is the problem, but they can't get my stuff right. The owner blames the franchisor the costs are too high, machines are not easy to operate and the customer is the one that suffers. I am done with them.
While i work as a paralegal, drycleaners is where i spend a lot of time. I have tried pretty much all of them. I here a lot of negatives here, but people who actually know drycleaners(my uncle owned on one on bird road) know that OXXO is truly fantastic! Let me adress the electricity issue; while true that OXXO's machines might consume more energy it doesnt take away anything from the FACT that they don't use toxic chemicals or especially PERC to dryclean your clothes. To all of you who truly follow "green" know that their GREENEARTH solvent is biodegradeable silicone versus the petroleum perc. I have been going to the one in Aventura and now the one in Coral Gables next to Sunset Place since I moved. They are all individually owned so this location does recycle all hangers, even if they can't use it in their store. And all stores do vary in cleanliness this one is crisp and clean, these owners are very knowledgeable and you can appreciate it unlike the other cleaners! Remember, the owners are responsible for their own stores so just becauses you see one dirty OXXO doesnt mean their all that way. One day they went as foare as coming and opening up after my credit card didnt work so i couldnt use the 24 hour door but they came from their house just so i could get my clothes for travel. Like everything they might use more energy but they are definitely the "greenest" cleaner when it comes to them cleaning with the best environmentally safe stuff. That's what counts for me and my family!!! Hooray for my OXXO, I will never change.
Think of all the extra coal FPL is burning to get the electricity for your "green" crispy clean clothes.