Tom Benson, 61, sure wasn’t kidding when he named his Berwyn, Illinois, establishment the World’s Largest Laundromat. With 13,500 square feet of space, the wash ‘n’ dry has a kids’ play area, big screen TVs, even a bird sanctuary — plus 161 washers and 140 dryers. Pizza is free Wednesday nights, and each summer Benson awards bikes to customers’ kids. Time to toss in another load.
In Illinois, people are fighting over who gets to do the laundry.from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2006