Howard Johnson by Wyndham
#289 Franchise 500| Hotels

Howard Johnson by Wyndham
Hotels

About
Founded

1925

Franchising Since

1954 (66 Years)

Corporate Address

22 Sylvan Wy.
Parsippany, NJ 07030

Leadership

Geoff Ballotti, CEO

Parent Company

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Ticker Symbol

WH

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$369,836 - $9,603,858

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $38,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Howard Johnson by Wyndham offers in-house financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, inventory

Howard Johnson by Wyndham has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
equipment, inventory

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

3-4 days

Classroom Training:

4 days

Howard Johnson by Wyndham is ranked #289 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
With a loan of $500, Howard Dearing Johnson purchased a small patent medicine shop in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1925. He used an old-fashioned, hand-cranked freezer in the store's basement to make vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream for the shop's soda fountain. Three years later, with menu additions like hot dogs and hamburgers, he opened the first Howard Johnson's Restaurant. By 1935, there were 25 Howard Johnson ice cream and sandwich stands in Massachusetts. Five years later, with more than 100 restaurants on the Atlantic Coast, Johnson opened the first turnpike restaurant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In 1954, when the company operated 400 restaurants, the first Howard Johnson hotel opened in Savannah, Georgia.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $369,836 High - $9,603,858
Units
+1.5%+5 UNITS (1 Year) -10.3%-39 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

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Updated: June 22nd, 2020