Sun Tan City – A Golden Opportunity



Beauty never goes out of style. That’s why the popularity of having a gorgeous golden tan hasn’t diminished since it first came into fashion in the 1940s. It’s also why the indoor tanning industry continues to be more and more profitable with each passing year.

Indoor tanning is all about helping people to look and feel their best. And in a society where people are constantly on the go, with limited time to dedicate to personal wellness, indoor tanning offers a fast, relaxing and rejuvenating solution.

Currently a $5 billion per year industry, indoor tanning has grown substantially in the last 25 years. In the US alone, approximately 28 million people tan indoors annually. On an average day in the US, more than 1 million people tan in tanning salons—and due to the industry’s rapidly expanding demographic, this number continues to grow.

An integral part of the American small-business community, the sun tanning industry is a fun, fast-paced business, in which new research and developments are always under way. New advances in tanning technology are constantly on the rise, appealing to people of all skin types and lifestyles.

Rick and Dave Kueber


Sun Tan City has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the fastest growing tanning chains in America!Back in the ’90s, entrepreneur brothers David and Rick Kueber came up with the idea of putting tanning beds in the back of their video stores to help offset the seasonal decline in business. It worked! Sun Tan City has been successfully franchising since 2007 and today boasts more than 250 salons in 21 states.


Sun Tan City one of the nation’s fastest growing tanning salon chains and is widely recognized as a market leader. This experience has allowed us to perfect the franchising process and to ensure that our franchisees have the tools they need to reach success.

Purchasing Power: Our size gives us tremendous purchasing power on products, supplies and equipment, and gives our franchisees a significant advantage over smaller competition.

Credibility: The Sun Tan City name gives your business credibility from day one. With our proven operational best practices and innovative marketing programs, you will be able to spend less time “re-creating the wheel” and more time focusing on customer experience. You can rely on our back office expertise, advanced training curriculum and plug-and-play support system to help your salon thrive and client base grow.

A Superior Experience: We are known for providing clients with a superior indoor tanning experience. Our salons use the industry’s best tanning equipment and skin care products, and each one is staffed with a team of well-trained employees. When you combine that with a sleek, spa-like environment, it’s clear that Sun Tan City lives up to its reputation.


At Sun Tan City, we have a strong commitment to the safety and well-being of our clients. We are compliant with all FDA and state rules and regulations. We take serious measures to ensure that every Sun Tan City salon meets or exceeds the industry standards of safety and quality.


We provide every salon with the information, resources and tools needed to provide clients with a wonderful tanning experience. Every Sun Tan City employee is required to complete a rigorous training program to become an accredited Tanning Consultant. This program ensures that every staff member is well-versed in the following areas:

  • Equipment Operation and Maintenance
  • Salon Sanitization Policies and Procedures
  • Proper Skin Typing
  • Client Service Excellence
  • Skin Care Principles and Procedures
  • State Tanning Regulations
  • Tanning Lotion Benefits and Options
  • Benefits of Indoor Tanning
  • Sunless Tanning Principles and Procedures


From day one, you’ll work with dedicated management, sales and marketing teams whose job is to help you make the most of your investment.

Sun Tan City provides all of the initial training and serves as the “one-stop shop” for all of your business and operational needs. We provide the tools and guidance to build a vibrant and welcoming salon environment and focus on the customer experience. We’ve already built the model. All you have to do is focus on customers, employees and growth, and on running your business.

We provide ongoing support in the areas of:

  • Training & Operations
  • Reporting & Analysis
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology
  • Procurement
  • Loss Prevention
  • Risk Management

The information presented in this advertisement is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for general information purposes only. An offer is made only through delivery of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) that has been registered with and approved by the appropriate agency in your state, if your state requires such registration (unless an exemption applies). If you are a resident of, or wish to acquire a Sun Tan City franchise to be located in a state requiring registration, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.