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Days Inn

2014 Franchise 500
#13
At a Glance

Products & Services: Hotels

Number of Locations: 1,828

Total Investment: $200.7K - $7.1M

Founded: 1970

Began Franchising: 1972

About Days Inn

Cecil B. Day opened his first hotel in Tybee Island, Georgia, in 1970. Since then, Days Inns Worldwide has grown into a network of nearly 2,000 franchised hotels throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including some hotels that offer free breakfast and allow pets in select rooms.

Days Inn Worldwide is part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of hotels which also includes Baymont Inns & Suites, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson Int'l., Knights Franchise Systems, Microtel Inns & Suites, Ramada Worldwide, Super 8, Travelodge Hotels, Wingate by Wyndham, and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 1,597 95 136 0
2012 1,624 90 111 0
2011 1,662 90 113 0
2010 1,677 86 94 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $200,670 - $7,132,600
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 15-20 years
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 2 days. Regional workshops : 1-3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #13 (2014), #17 (2013), #5 (2012), #6 (2011), #21 (2010),
America's Top Global: #26 (2013), #4 (2012), #5 (2011), #17 (2010),

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