March 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // LOUISVILLE, KY – Sun Tan City announced today that franchisees have opened 11 new salons through the first two months of 2013, bringing the total number of franchise locations to 140. Together with the 93 salons owned and operated by the company, this brings the total number of Sun Tan City salons to 233, operating in 17 states.
The company’s focus on franchise growth has allowed the Louisville-based chain to open locations in eight states in 2013 – Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The company also recently announced the conversion of 5 salons in New York State, and the company has signed development agreements for additional salon openings in 2013.
“We believe franchisees have the biggest potential to grow the Sun Tan City brand. These salon owners know their markets and customers so our goal is to provide them with the framework and tools to be successful,” said Rick Kueber, Sun Tan City CEO/Co-Founder. “We’re extremely proud of the work these owners have done and look forward to working with them as they continue to build their businesses.”
The company began franchising in 2007 after growing to more than 40 company-owned locations from its inception in 1999. A typical Sun Tan City location features both UV free spray tanning and state of the art UV beds in a friendly spa-like environment. Today, there are a total of 233 Sun Tan City salons -- 93 company-owned and 140 franchise locations operating in 17 states.
Sun Tan City is the nation’s fastest growing chain of privately owned tanning salons, operating more than 230 premier salons in 17 states. A typical Sun Tan City location features both UV free spray tanning and state of the art UV beds in a friendly spa-like environment. In 2011, Sun Tan City was again recognized as one of the 5,000fastest growing companies in America by Inc. magazine. The company was founded in 1999 by brothers David and Rick Kueber and is based in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information regarding the company or franchise opportunities, please visit the Sun Tan City website at www.suntancity.com.
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