About Us

Locally Owned & Operated

About Us

Exceeding Expectations for 75 Years

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers is a locally-owned dry cleaning and garment care business located in Minnesota. With 25 convenient locations throughout the Twin Cities, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers prides itself on being a total resource for dry cleaning, laundry, and tailoring services in the community. 


When you visit Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers, you can ALWAYS count on professional and friendly staff, clean facilities, superior attention to detail, and fast and convenient services. Each plant location is equipped with state-of-the-art garment care equipment and environmentally-friendly, environmentally friendly cleaning agents to ensure optimal care of your clothing and the community.


Keys to Success

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers was founded on the principle that our success is dependent on three key ingredients; Convenience, Quality, and Service. Recognition of Pilgrim’s commitment to business and the community are evident in the numerous awards and recognition we have received throughout the years. Most recently, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers was awarded the 2014 Best of Business “Quality of Life Award” from the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce for our ongoing involvement in the community. Owner Bonnie Engler has also been recognized as a 2010 Top Woman in Finance by Finance & Commerce

Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers has worked hard to be a leader in the cleaning industry. Our reputation of quality and convenience has been paramount for 75 years, and will continue to be so in the future.



Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers began its operations in 1940. Originally, it was operated under the name Johnny on the Spot, which served the entire upper Midwest. Then, in the early 50’s Johnny on the Spot was consolidated. The companies name was changed and it was refocused to serve the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. In 1998, in-car service was established to help speed up your visit with the opening of a drive-thru service in Robbinsdale. Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers now has 5 convenient drive-thru locations in Blaine, Maple Grove, Savage, Edina and Robbinsdale.


Today, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners and Launderers is proud to be a 3 generation, family-owned and operated company consisting of 6 plants and 19 branch locations. We also now offer a free home and office pickup and delivery service.


For more about our founder, Don Rosen, president, Bonnie Engler (his daughter), and her son, Derek Engler, please click here


“Committed to the finest cleaning, a healthy environment, and you!”

Green Cleaning Technology

We only use safe, environmentally friendly cleaning agents. Gentler on your clothes, with brighter colors and softer feel.

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Did You Know?

We offer convenient Free Home/Office Pickup & Delivery

We provide our customers Free Same Day Dry Cleaning & Laundry


You have my business! You did a fabulous job on a prom dress another cleaners wouldn't do and recommended I go to you! Wow! That says something with your competition is saying they can't do the job as well as you to customers! The people taking care of the drop off and pick up were very friendly yet professional which is a great combination. You are just as close as the cleaners I used to go to, and two others I tried, but did not do as good a job as you did. You are the first to bother to write me a letter to thank me for coming to you. I did not expect it, but it was nice to be recognized. Good job all around! I am sold on you and your cleaners!


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June 30th 10th Annual Scouting For Uniforms

  Our 10th Annual Scouting For Uniforms Drive starts today and runs through July 31st! Bring in gently used Boy Scout or Cub Scout uniforms & accessories to any of our 25 Pilgrim Dry Cleaners locations during the month of July and we will clean t…more