Budget Host

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Budget Host
Industry Lodging
Founded Fort Worth, Texas, 1975
Founders Ray Sawyer, Ed Semmler
Number of locations 180+
Area served United States
Services Lodging

Budget Host is an American lodging chain. It was founded in 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas by Ray Sawyer and Ed Semmler.[1]

Unlike most motel chains, it uses a referral system, thus allowing independent motel operators to use the name.[2]

Sawyer died in 2007.[3]

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  1. ^ "Ed Semmler Dies". Motel/Motor Inn Journal 42 (1-3): 11. 
  2. ^ Jakle, John A.; Sculle, Keith A.; Rogers, Jefferson S. (1996). The Motel in America. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 213–215. ISBN 0-8018-5383-4. 
  3. ^ "Remembering Ray Sawyer.". Lodging Hospitality. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 

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