Buckhead Buy Best Inns & Suites

Buckhead America
which franchises
Country Hearth Inns, has purchased America’s Best Inns & Suites from US
Franchise Systems, the company announced today.  In addition,
Buckhead America Corp. has changed its name to America’s Best Franchising,
Inc. to more accurately reflect its business activities.“We are proud to announce this transaction and to add America’s Best Inns
& Suites to our portfolio,” said Doug Collins, chairman and CEO of America’s
Best Franchising, Inc. and its subsidiaries.  “This is a tremendous
opportunity for our company.  We look forward to working with franchisees to
grow both our brands into prominent lodging systems, while maintaining our
franchisee-friendly philosophy.”
    Officials at America’s Best Franchising, Inc. and USFS look forward to a
seamless transition.  Going forward, all elements will remain the same through
the end of the year, including reservations, which will changeover in early
2006.
  “We believe that the best place for America’s Best Inns & Suites is with a
franchisor that not only mirrors USFS’ delivery systems, but our philosophy
and responsible attitude toward franchisees as well,” said Mike Leven,
president and CEO of USFS.  “We are confident that the brand will be in the
hands of a company and CEO whose treatment of franchisees is one for which we
have the highest regard.”
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