No more Sunday washing at Mr. Wash

Mr. Wash keeps closed on SundaysMr. Wash

Starting next year, the German company Mr. Wash will keep all its branches closed on Sundays. It will save the well-known car wash chain a lot of energy. But there is more to it.

Mr. Wash has branches in Berlin, Hamburg, Kiel and Munich. The car washes in Hamburg and Kiel had already stopped being open on Sundays two years ago. “As soon as we ended Sunday opening in our northern German car washes, there was a great relief among our staff,” Mr. Wash’s managing director Richard Enning told the German website Sprit+. “Therefore, we decided not to open any of our businesses on Sundays anymore. Sunday has a special character, especially for families.”

‘Saves electricity and heat’

In addition, Mr. Wash also saves a lot of energy. With the rising energy prices because of the war in the Ukraine, this is a welcome bonus. “One less production day, with no need to start up the facilities, saves a fair amount of electricity and heat,” he said.

The managing director does not expect any major sales losses due to the Sunday closure. Customers are “mostly sympathetic to it. The company hopes to wash 8 million cars this year.
More than in other countries, Germany was respecting the Sunday closures for a long time. Even in Berlin it was not unusual that most shopping streets were closed on Sunday until 10 years ago. But in recent years, competitive pressure forced many shop owners to stay open seven days a week. Car washes are no exception.

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Author: Rene Passet

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