Franchise: Red Roof Inn

Initial Investment
LOW:$3,475,600
HIGH: $4,970,500
Change in Units
+16.5% +67 UNITS (1 Year)
+36.6% +127 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 4-5 days

Training at headquarters: 10 days

Additional Training: Regional workshops

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 10

About Red Roof Inn

James Trueman, a builder and contractor, opened the first Red Roof Inn in Columbus, Ohio, in 1972. The company's original slogan, "Sleep Cheap," was reflective of its initial nightly room rates of $8.50. Today the economy hotel chain, which began franchising in 1996, has locations throughout the country, but primarily in the Midwest, Southern, and Eastern U.S. The brand underwent a nationwide $200 million renovation in 2012, and also introduced Red Roof Plus+, a brand extension that includes upgraded amenities and services.

Founded

1972

Franchising Since

1996 (21 Years)

Corporate Address

605 S. Front St. Columbus, OH 43215

CEO

Andrew Alexander

Parent Company

Red Roof Inns Inc.

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$3,475,600 - $4,970,500

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4.5%

Ad Royalty Fee

4%

Financing Options

Red Roof Inn has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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Updated: June 28th, 2017

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