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Ron Burgett
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Northcott Hospitality builds, develops, and operates successful restaurant and lodging concepts throughout the United States. With its roots as owner and developer of the popular Perkins brand, the privately held Minnesota-based company’s holdings today include the AmericInn chain of 230 hotels and Perkins and Houlihan’s restaurants throughout the country.


Ron Burgett has served Northcott Hospitality as Executive Vice President of Development since January 2010. Ron is tasked with spearheading development and expansion of the AmericInn, a predominantly upper-midwest brand, with the primary objective of making it bigger, better and to accelerate growth. For the first time in it's history, the brand is pursuing conversion opportunities in targeted markets throughout the midwest and Ron and his team have also developed a new prototype model that incorporates more guest rooms and maximizes revenue potential without increasing the building footprint. For additional information on conversion and new development opportunies, see the AmericInn Development web site at


Since Northcott Hospitality acquired the mid-scale hotel chain in 1994, AmericInn has grown from 35 hotels to 230 current locations and 12,200 rooms nationwide. Based on number of locations, AmericInn is one of the top twenty players within the “mid-scale without food and beverage” segment of the U.S. hotel industry.



With 21 U.S. locations, Northcott Hospitality is the third-largest franchisee of the Perkins Restaurant chain, a leading full-service family dining concept with nearly 500 restaurants in 34 states and Canada. Northcott Hospitality’s Perkins Restaurants are strategically located in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and South, areas that have a strong Perkins brand awareness and longstanding restaurant performance. Our franchise has been recognized by the Perkins organization for performance, including winning the brand’s Chairman’s Award.



With four Houlihan’s locations based in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Northcott Hospitality is one of the full-service casual dining brand’s leading franchisees in the Upper Midwest. Since its founding in 1972, the Houlihan’s brand has been a leading full-service casual dining restaurant concept specializing in the sale of high-quality, moderately priced food and alcoholic beverages in an attractive and casual setting. Recent franchisee awards received from Houlihan’s corporate include the Brand Stewardship Award in 2008 and Excellence in Operations.


Three Rivers Hospitality

Provides hospitality management services – including hotel management and operations, sales and marketing, financial management and more – to AmericInn franchisees and other leading hotel brand operators. Since 1995, Three Rivers Hospitality has grown from three AmericInn franchisee clients to a client portfolio of two dozen properties representing more than 1400 rooms.


Design & Construction Services

Northcott Hospitality’s Design & Construction Services division provides full design, procurement and general contracting construction services to AmericInn franchisee owners. The team is responsible for interior designs of new AmericInn properties and remodeling existing properties. With a full staff of interior design experts, Design & Construction Services creates a beautiful hotel atmosphere and provides FF&E product procurement services.