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Super 8

2014 Franchise 500
#53
At a Glance

Products & Services: Hotels

Number of Locations: 2,382

Total Investment: $176.2K - $3.8M

Founded: 1974

Began Franchising: 1976

About Super 8

Super 8's name is derived from its original room rate--$8.88 per night--when the first location opened in 1974 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Since Super 8 began franchising in 1976, the motel chain has grown to more than 2,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Super 8's parent company, Wyndham Worldwide, also owns Travelodge Hotels, Days Inn Worldwide, Howard Johnson Int'l., Ramada Worldwide, Knights Franchise Systems, Wingate by Wyndham, Baymont Inns & Suites, Microtel Inns & Suites, Hawthorn Suites, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 1,738 136 508 0
2012 1,796 132 347 0
2011 1,845 130 239 0
2010 1,874 127 148 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $176,170 - $3,846,500
Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $25,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 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; customized property training : 1-3 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: National media,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #53 (2014), #50 (2013), #41 (2012), #45 (2011), #36 (2010),
America's Top Global: #24 (2013), #38 (2012), #40 (2011), #30 (2010),