Best Western – 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

This is the 2019 Best Western Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). It is a PDF document available for immediate download upon purchase.

“This Franchise Disclosure Document relates to the conversion of Best Western memberships into franchises. Franchisees would operate hotels utilizing the “Best Western®,” “Best Western Plus®”, “Best Western Premier®”, “Executive Residency by Best Western®,” “V?b®,” “GL?®,” SM SM“Aiden ,” and “Sadie ” names, as appropriate and licensed to each, as well as Best Western’s proprietary systems. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a converted Best Western franchise is $259,000 to $539,000, …”
-Best Western FDD, Apr 2019

What is in the Best Western 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?

The United States Federal Trade Commission requires all franchisors who sell franchises in the USA to compile an FDD each year which covers 23 key items of disclosure about the franchise opportunity. The FDD is written in a federally mandated format that is standardized for all franchises, must be presented in easily understood language, and typically is 100+ pages in length. This document is required to be given to a prospective franchisee before the franchise agreement is signed or any money changes hands. This document is extremely useful to anyone who is researching the history, inner workings, and other critical information and disclosures about the franchise system.

Table of Contents - Best Western – 2019 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Cover Page
Table Of Contents
Disclosure Items 1-23

Item 1: The Franchisor, Its Predecessors, and Affiliates

Item 2: Business Experience

Item 3: Litigation

Item 4: Bankruptcy

Item 5: Initial Franchise Fee

Item 6: Other Fees

Item 7: Initial Investment

Item 8: Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services

Item 9: Franchisee's Obligations

Item 10: Financing

Item 11: Franchisor's Obligations

Item 12: Territory

Item 13: Trademarks

Item 14: Patents, Copyrights, and Proprietary Information

Item 15: Obligation to Participate in and the Actual Operation of the Franchise Business

Item 16: Restrictions on What the Franchisee May Sell

Item 17: Renewal, Termination, Transfer, and Dispute Resolution

Item 18: Public Figures

Item 19: Earnings Claims

Item 20: List of Outlets

Item 21: Financial Statements

Item 22: Contracts

Item 23: Receipt