Really the largest?
Yes, thanks for asking

With more than 300 machines spread over 13,500 square feet, it would be a pretty safe bet that no laundromat is larger.

But that wasn't good enough for us. So in 1983, the industry held a contest to award the title of "world's largest laundromat."

Spoiler alert: WE WON.


The Fire of 2004

In 2004, a terrible fire burned the original structure to the ground. That, however, would not be the end.

In 2006, a state-of-the-art facility sprung from those ashes, setting industry precedents in technology, comfort and customer service.

Welcome to the World's Largest Laundromat.

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Were you a Read to Ride winner in 2020?

Please contact Tom at the laundromat if your kid won a bike in our raffle. We have an important update about the bikes.


Read a book, win a bike

Read-to-Ride is back! Kids between 6 and 15 years of age can earn chances at winning a brand-new bike just by reading this summer.

Feb 27, 2018 07:32 PM

Laundromat hosts national literacy summit, with book giveaways and pizza

This free event featured book giveaways, pizza, and entertainment. Some of the leading experts in literacy were here to see how we do what we do, from Read-to-Ride to free little libraries.


The fireworks are back, and they aren't going away any time soon

Thousands packed the Morton West stadium, and countless more lined streets and parking lots to get a glimpse of something not seen since 2009: Fireworks in Berwyn.


We're bringing back Berwyn's Fourth of July fireworks! A gift to celebrate our 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since the World’s Largest Laundromat re-opened its iconic doors after being leveled by a fire. And that is a reason to celebrate and to make a huge announcement. All of the fun went down Jan. 17, with raffles, entertainers, prizes and food.


New 90-pound washers can handle about nine baskets of laundry in one wash!

Got a huge load of laundry and want to get it all done in one machine? Or are you buried in big blankets and comforters? Our new 90-pounders are huge, and do an amazing job.

Jun 08, 2015 05:34 PM

Write-to-Ride gives kids a chance to win prizes for writing amazing short stories

Every summer, we run a reading program (Read-to-Ride) for kids aged 6-15. But this summer, we're very excited to debut Write-to-Ride, a storytelling contest for 7th- and 8th-graders. Got a story you're dying to write? Now's your chance.


Great report on the longevity of our business. Reporter even included audio recordings of the interviews

The Distance magazine sat down with us to talk about how we do what we do, and they even recorded a bunch of the interviews. We talk about what makes us unique, and how we've managed to be in business for so long. You should check it out.


WGN saw our sign and had to stop, and we gave them a tour of our wonderful business. Check out the video!

The fine folks from WGN just couldn't resist taking a peek inside, to find out what makes the World's Largest Laundromat the BEST anywhere. They found good, clean fun in Berwyn. Check out the video!


Doing business the right way: Fox Business stops by and learns that doing good is good for business

Fox Business Channel's Jeff Flock finds out there's more than budgets and collecting quarters when it comes to running a quality, family-friendly laundromat. Check out his report, which ran around the world.

Feb 05, 2013 08:20 PM

A WBEZ91.5 crew couldn't leave Berwyn without a 'World' tour

Chip Mitchell and Tricia Bobeda from WBEZ91.5 came to Berwyn last week to see what all the buzz was about, and they found it: The World's Largest Laundromat. And while lots of people have talked about our 13,500 square feet or our 301 machines and 36 solar panels, our guests wanted to talk about a new source of pride here: Immigration info sessions.

Nov 13, 2012 03:29 PM

World's Largest teaming up with USCIS for ground-breaking immigration events

A new federal program allows certain people who came to the U.S. as children to be eligible for work authorization. The World’s Largest Laundromat and the North Berwyn Park District were proud to host a presentation by the USCIS on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. More than 60 people came out to Prairie Oak School to get information and have their questions answered by experts.

Oct 19, 2012 04:22 PM

Want to become a U.S. citizen? We're hosting an event to help you find out how

BERWYN, Ill. -- We are proud to partner with the USCIS to host an Information Event on the citizenship process. Local USCIS representatives will be at the laundromat doing "mock" naturalization interviews, and they'll be available to answer general questions from the community. This is a great opportunity right here in your community!

May 16, 2012 08:15 PM

Big investment in air conditioning to make sure our customers are cool this summer

The World's Largest Laundromat has made a major investment in the comfort of its customers, by adding 40 tons of air conditioning capacity to its already robust system. "Our customers deserve the best laundromat, not just the biggest. This is just the most recent way we're looking out for them," said Mark Benson, the Laundromat manager.


World's Largest partners with PADS shelters

West Suburban PADS has a big job: Providing a safe haven for the homeless during the fall, winter and spring. And that big job requires a big laundromat to handle all those bed linens.


Humanitarian Award for World's Largest Laundromat

The World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn has been featured around the globe for its size, but now its owner, Tom Benson, and its manager, Mark Benson, are being honored for how they do business, not just how big they do business.


World’s Largest Landromat reaches out to the media and state officials

It has come to our attention that a very small item in a very large bill would have a startling impact on low-income families throughout the state of Illinois.In Springfield, the House will consider HB174, which raises/creates taxes on 39 industries in the hope of pooling money for education.

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