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Knights Inn

2014 Franchise 500
#120
At a Glance

Products & Services: Hotels

Number of Locations: 374

Total Investment: $124K - $7.2M

Founded: 1972

Began Franchising: 1991

About Knights Inn

Knights Inn, a hotel chain with more than 230 locations in North America, was founded in 1972. The franchise, which is operated by Cendant Corp., provides limited-service, budget lodging to families, senior citizens, business travelers, truckers and other value-conscious travelers.

Knights Inn looks for franchisees with hotel management or operation experience.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 348 26 0 0
2013 348 29 0 0
2012 332 21 0 0
2011 327 20 0 0
2010 320 18 0 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $124,000 - $7,177,400
Franchise Fee: $7,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: Varies
Term of Franchise Agreement: 3 years, renewable
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 2 days. Regional workshops; property training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #120 (2014), #109 (2013), #106 (2012), #107 (2011), #135 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #94 (2011), #79 (2010),
America's Top Global: #110 (2013), #88 (2012), #90 (2011), #108 (2010),

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