Howard Johnson Franchise


With an advance of $500, Howard Dearing Johnson obtained a little patent drug shop in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1925. He utilized an antiquated, hand-wrenched cooler in the store's storm cellar to make vanilla, chocolate and strawberry frozen yogurt for the shop's pop wellspring. After three years, with menu increases like franks and ground sirloin sandwiches, he opened the primary Howard Johnson's Restaurant. By 1935, there were 25 Howard Johnson frozen yogurt and sandwich remains in Massachusetts. After five years, with more than 100 eateries on the Atlantic Coast, Johnson opened the main road eatery on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In 1954, when the organization worked 400 eateries, the primary Howard Johnson lodging opened in Savannah, Georgia. After Johnson's child assumed control over the organization in 1959, it was in this way procured by three unique organizations before Cendant Corp. purchased the inn network in 1990. Howard Johnson Int'l. establishments offer mid-evaluated holding up at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotels, Howard Johnson Hotels, Howard Johnson Inns and Howard Johnson Express Inns. Youngsters remain free at Howard Johnson, and Road Rally and AARP offer senior rebates at the lodgings.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Howard Johnson
franchise for a 100 room new construction facility ranges from
$5,393,268 to $9,898,595.
The total investment necessary to begin
operation of a Howard Johnson franchise for a 100 room conversion
facility ranges from $336,552 to $2,967,018.
Land acquisition costs are not included in these
ranges. The above amounts include a range of $43,600 to $72,925 that
must be paid to the franchisor or an affiliate.

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How much does it cost to open a Howard Johnson Franchise?

The investment required to open a Howard Johnson Franchise is between $336,552-$9,898,595. There is an initial franchise fee of $35,000-$38,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Howard Johnson name.

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    15-20 years

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Drug Store Spawned Franchise
Who was the real Howard Johnson? Starting with a corner drug store in Wollaston, Mass., in 1925, Howard Dearing Johnson built one of the country's first restaurant chains, which in turn spawned a chain of hotels. His early success stemmed from improving the quality of the drug store's soda fou...

Howard Johnson News & Press Releases

When did the first Howard Johnson open? 1925
When did Howard Johnson start Franchising? 1954
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs Yes No
Equipment Yes No
Inventory Yes No
Accounts Receivable Yes No
Payroll Yes No

Regional workshops

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, National media, Regional advertising

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 25% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Howard Johnson Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson International
22 Sylvan Wy.
Parsippany, NJ


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