LOUISVILLE, KY. – [October 16, 2012] – Sun Tan City, the nation’s fastest growing chain of privately owned tanning salons, has increased its total number of franchise locations to 119 in the last 12 months. The brand has spent the last year aggressively expanding its franchise footprint with 65 independent locations converting to the Sun Tan City brand. During this time, franchisees also opened an additional 13 new locations.
“This past year we put an emphasis on franchise growth and we are extremely pleased with the execution of this strategy as we continue to expand nationally,” said Rick Kueber, CEO/Co-Founder. “We feel that we are well-positioned to maintain our leadership position within the industry.”
The company began franchising in 2007 after opening more than 40 corporate locations since 1999. The decision to begin franchising came after receiving a number of inquiries into the opportunity. In the past month, the company has signed development deals in North Carolina and Pennsylvania that will add 29 salons over the next 10 years, and continues to develop company-owned locations within its core Ohio Valley market.
ABOUT SUN TAN CITY®
Sun Tan City is the official tanning salon the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, Indiana Pacemates, Tennessee Titan cheerleaders, Milwaukee Mustangs Fillies, Maine Red Claws, NHL Nashville Predator Goal Girls, University of Louisville Spirit Squad, University of Tennessee cheerleaders, Louisville Bats Baseball and Lexington Legends Dance Team. They are the nation’s fastest growing chain of privately owned tanning salons, operating more than 200 premier salons in Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In 2011, Sun Tan City was again recognized as one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America by Inc. magazine. The company was founded in 1999 by brothers David and Rick Kueber and is based in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. For more information on memberships, products and locations, visit Sun Tan City online.