People can now surf the Web with free Wifi, watch their favorite TV show or play a little Pac-Man while doing their wash in North Branch.
Maytag Laundry is now bigger and better at its new location at 10th Street and Highway 95. And business is good with customers taking advantage of its super large capacity washers and dryers, clean and well-lit atmosphere and spacious parking lot, says owner Bob Frandsen.
Over grand opening weekend Sept. 21-22, Maytag Laundry offered free washing and plenty of prizes in appreciation of its customers. Celebrating a ribbon cutting on Friday were owners Bob and Rennaye Frandsen, accompanied by members of the business community and North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce.
In a tour of the building last week, Frandsen noted the business has in-floor heating and a surveillance system that gives customers a sense of security inside or out. He pointed out an in-store ATM machine, snack and soda machines and more than enough laundry carts, seating and folding tables, as well.
In addition to everyday bills and coins, customers also can use Maytag money as a convenient means of doing their washing and drying. Token notes, for instance, can be redeemed for their worth in dollar tokens at participating Maytag Laundries.
Frandsen even provided $5 token notes to people who dropped by the grand opening and signed up on the mailing list. “We get 50-60 percent return on token notes that are given out,” he said.
With over 30 years in the laundry business, Frandsen takes pride in a business that’s one of Minnesota’s leaders in the Coin Laundry Association of America. He emphasizes customer satisfaction at all seven of his locations: Duluth, Cloquet, Forest Lake, Lexington, Pine City, Superior, Wis., and North Branch.
Maytag Laundry, is home to giant load machines where customers can wash and dry the biggest comforters, sleeping bags, bedspreads, quilts, blankets and other bulky items. And there’s plenty to do while you wait.
Maytag Laundry, 38809 10th Ave., North Branch, is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit www.maytaglaundrynorthbranch.com.