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Industry

Travel and Hospitality

Category

Lodging

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

1971

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

5.5%

Franchise Fee

$25,000-$25,000

Investment Range

$4.13M-$5.47M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

1486

U.S. Franchised Units

1486

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Parsippany

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

1975

Issuance of FDD Data

03/31/2022

Key Indicators

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Franchise Payback Period (Years)

Owner Salary / Compensation

Average Unit Volume (AUV)

Franchise Cost

$4.13M-$5.47M

Franchise Fee

$25,000-$25,000

What to know about Super 8 franchise?

Super 8 by Wyndham offers many amenities to make your stay more comfortable, whether you're on the road for business or pleasure. All of their locations offer free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected, as well as complimentary breakfast to start your day off right. Their rooms also feature HDTVs, hair dryers, and irons and ironing boards. For added convenience, their offer laundry facilities at most of our hotels. Super 8 by Wyndham offers many benefits to their franchises, such as access to a global reservation system, marketing and advertising support, and a comprehensive training program. Franchises also benefit from the brand recognition and reputation that Super 8 by Wyndham has built over the years.

Super 8 is based in Parsippany, NJ. Scroll down to learn more!

How much does a Super 8 franchise cost?

Are you wondering how much is a Super 8 franchise? Before starting a Super 8 franchise, it is important to know the franchise fee, working capital and other costs required to start the business.

The minimum investment amount required to open a Super 8 franchise is $4,130,636 and can go all the way up to $5,473,490. Keep in mind, you should also allocate additional funds to live off of while the Super 8 business ramps up. This can take as little as 6 months to over 2 years depending on the franchise opportunity. You should speak to at least 5 Super 8 franchisees to understand the true cost of opening the franchise and how long it takes to: 1) start a Super 8 business 2) pass break even 3) hit significant income.

After (and if) you pass the point of earning significant income from your Super 8 franchise, there may be enough margin to hire a day-to-day manager and work less hours in the business.

Franchise Net Unit Growth

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Franchise Data

Year Start of Year Units Opened Units Closed End of Year
2016 1651 25 51 1625
2017 1625 24 41 1608
2018 1608 20 38 1590
2019 1590 15 54 1551
2020 1551 16 61 1506
2021 1506 14 34 1486

Additional Details

How much does a Super 8 franchise owner make?

Super 8 franchise earnings and revenue can vary significantly from one franchisee to another.
The Super 8 franchise owner profits can be influenced by labor costs, lease rates, hours worked as well as other factors.

Super 8 discloses financials at the unit level. In other words, they show how much Super 8 franchisees made in the past. Through analyzing this information available in the metrics tab, it can serve as a good basis to further explore the opportunity or not.

At Vetted Biz, we advise you to speak with 5 to 10 franchisees to understand how much money they are making from the Super 8 franchise. Roughly 60% of franchises disclose financials and it makes the process easier when filtering potential franchise opportunities like Super 8. Don’t just speak to existing franchisees, call franchisees who have recently left the system and try to find out how much those Super 8 owners were making.

Visit the Super 8 metrics tab to explore the financials for this business.

What is the Super 8 franchise fee?

Owning a Super 8 franchise requires 5.5% royalty fee and a variable marketing fee. These two expenses represent the main ongoing costs you can expect to pay the franchisor throughout the franchise relationship. There may be other ongoing fees disclosed in the Super 8 Franchise Disclosure Document

Keep in mind, there is also an initial Super 8 franchise fee of $25,000 that is included in the initial investment amount of $4,130,636 to $5,473,490. Depending on the franchise agreement you sign, you might have to pay the full franchise fee again if you decide to extend the Super 8 franchise relationship. Consult with a licensed franchise attorney to understand exactly what you receive for paying the Super 8 franchise fee of $25,000.

Visit the Super 8 metrics tab to explore the financials for this business, royalty and marketing fees compare to other Travel and Hospitality franchises. You can also compare these fees for 2,000+ franchises currently offered in the U.S.

When was Super 8 founded?

Super 8 started offering franchises in 1975. Super 8 was founded 51 years ago in 1971.

At Vetted Biz, we recommend franchises have 3-5 corporate locations and 5+ years of experience before offering a franchise. There needs to be proof that the business model works and is replicable before offering the franchise to other!

How many Super 8 locations are in the U.S.?

As of 2022, there were 1486 locations across the U.S. There are also 0 corporate locations. Most Travel and Hospitality franchises like Super 8 have more franchised locations than corporate locations.

How many Super 8 franchises opened over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Super 8 has opened 45 outlets throughout the U.S. Visit the Super 8 metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Travel and Hospitality franchises.

How many Super 8 franchises closed over the past few years?

Over the prior 3 years we have data for, Super 8 has closed 149 outlets throughout the U.S

Visit the Super 8 metrics tab to explore how the openings compare to other Travel and Hospitality franchises.

Is Super 8 growing? Are they opening more locations than they are closing?

The net unit growth rate for Super 8 over the past 3 years is -7%. Over the last year we have data for, Super 8 had a net unit growth rate of -1%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Super 8 growth rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Super 8. More info in the Super 8 metrics tab.

Is Super 8 franchise eligible for an SBA Loan?

Super 8 is eligible for SBA loans including the 7(a) loan. To find out more about the SBA loan program for franchising click here.

Super 8 franchise was assigned the SBA Franchise ID of S1645 on 10/01/2017. This DOES NOT mean the SBA endorses this franchise. The SBA Franchise Directory will only include business models like Super 8 that are reviewed and found eligible under SBA’s affiliation rules and other eligibility criteria. Currently, there are over 7,000 franchise opportunities that the SBA has deemed eligible for SBA financing.

Is Super 8 a franchise in the United States?

According to the SBA, Super 8 meets the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) definition of a franchise. The FTC Franchise Rule requires franchisors to provide all potential franchisees with a disclosure document (FDD) containing 23 items about the franchise, its officers, and other franchisees. Be sure that Super 8 provides you with an FDD if you are in discussion to buy a Super 8.

What is the Super 8 Franchise for Sale Rate?

The Super 8 systemwide health and franchisee satisfaction can be measured by the Super 8franchise for sale rate. The franchise for sale rate is calculated by the percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

Super 8 franchise for sale rate over the past 3 years is 19%. Over the last year we have data for, Super 8 had a franchise for sale rate of 7%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Super 8 franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Super 8. More info in the Super 8 metrics tab.

What is the Super 8 Franchise Failure Rate?

Super 8 franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons. The failure rate is one of the most important franchise metrics to consider when investing in a franchise!

Super 8 failure rate over the past 3 years is 10%. Over the last year we have data for, Super 8 had a franchise failure rate of 2%.

Without a comparison, this number doesn’t mean much. Compare how the Super 8 franchise for sale rate compares to 2,000+ other franchises and Industry franchises like Super 8. More info in the Super 8 metrics tab.

How can I find out more details on Super 8 franchise?

Visit the Super 8 metrics tab to explore franchise profitability, industry comparables and more. Become a Vetted Member today today for exclusive access on this franchise opportunity!

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Investment Midpoint

The average of the low and high range of the investment amounts calculated from the most recently available Franchise Disclosure Document

Super 8

$4,802,063

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Royalty Fee

The median royalty fee from the Franchise Disclosure Document

Super 8

5.5%

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Franchise Fee Midpoint

Payment that the franchisee must pay to the franchise owner in order to start a franchise.

Super 8

$25,000

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Item 19 – Financial Performance Representations

Historical financial performance representations

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Franchise Financials

Franchisor company financial information and financial performance representations, if disclosed by the franchisor.

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General

Industry

Travel and Hospitality

Category

Lodging

Works with Franchise Brokers

No

Year of Founding

1971

Fees

Marketing Fee

NA

Royalty Fee

5.5%

Franchise Fee

$25,000-$25,000

Investment Range

$4.13M-$5.47M

Location units

Total U.S. Locations

1486

U.S. Franchised Units

1486

U.S. Corporate Units

N/A

Headquarters (City)

Parsippany

Other

Item 19 - Franchise Financials

Yes

E-2 Visa Eligibility

No

Started Offering Franchises

1975

Issuance of FDD Data

03/31/2022

Detailed Franchise metrics for Super 8

Detailed Franchise Metrics are metrics calculated and reviewed by Vetted Biz. You can find the available metrics for Super 8 below. “N/A" or Not Applicable results mean that there is not enough data available to compute a precise rate or that the result is not mathematically computable. When results are not mathematically computable, you should pay attention to the absolute values (#) instead of the percentage rate itself.

Growth Rate

The percentage change of total franchise units from one year to the next by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Super 8

-3%

-7%

Industry median

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Franchise for Sale Rate

The percentage of units transferred to new franchisees and reacquired by franchisor.

 

1 year

3 years

Super 8

5%

19%

Industry median

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Net Unit Growth (most recent year)

Net Unit Growth (3 years)

Failure Rate

Franchise failures comprise franchise terminations, franchise non-renewals, and franchises that ceased operations for other reasons.

 

1 year

3 years

Super 8

3%

10%

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Business details

Website

www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8

Business email

**********@******.com

Mailing address

22 Sylvan Way

State headquarters

New Jersey

Contact Name

Super 8

Phone

+1 (000) 0********00

City

Parsippany

Zip code

07054
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