“With the right franchisee partner, together we are poised for real growth. We are excited for hard-working franchise owners to join our team and we are committed to helping you as you establish and work to achieve your business goals.”
—Bobby Catone, Owner
Bobby Catone opened his first tanning salon in November of 1995 in Staten Island, NY. His belief in the value of excellent customer service, including friendly, knowledgeable personnel and clean, neat facilities, coupled with state-of-the-art equipment, quickly became the cornerstone of his operations. This focus led to a loyal following of tanning enthusiasts at his locations.
Over the next 20 years, Bobby opened additional locations, built a strong client base and eventually sold the locations to independent operators. Bobby opened over 10 locations. This was a first step that led him to consider franchising Sunbelievable because he enjoyed being part of launching local, independently owned tanning salons.
Through this process, Bobby perfected the operating systems and procedures and made the decision to franchise the business in late 2016. Officially launching the Sunbelievable franchise brand in 2017, his careful selection of franchisees is what has helped the brand grow to where it is today.
Why Customers Love Sunbelievable
Not only do we provide state-of-the-art tanning equipment, Sunbelievable’s attention to cleanliness, products, safety and customer’s needs puts us above all competition.
The tanning industry is competitive which makes it critical that each and every customer leaves Sunbelievable salons happy, satisfied, excitied, thinking about when to return and tell friends and family about their pleasant experience including:
- High-tech equipment
- Professionally certified and friendly staff
- Open 7 days a week
- Open late for busy clients
- Variety of lay down beds and stand up booths
- No EFT and no contracts
- Tanning packages for everyone with no hidden fees or gimmicks
- Specially custom designed equipment with Sunbelievable branding
- Optional retail opportunity (jewelry, purses,
- Tanning products (lotions and goggles)
Simple Build-Out & Easy Maintainance with Proven Systems
There won’t be weeks of putting up walls and sheet rock. Sunbelievable’s custom walls are shipped in and assembled by a private company.
Everything from our epoxy floor to tanning booths in your Sunbelievable Salon will be strategically branded. The modern look is also extremely easy to keep clean—just wipe away dirt or lotion and there won’t have any staining.
Also, franchisees will only be required to have 8 to 10 tanning units so it’s much easier to manage than the larger mega salons. We have worked hard to provide the systems and
procedures that go along with our state-of-the-art tanning equipment and our interior modular store design—making Sunbelievable salons a place that customers love to visit over and over again.
Fully Comprehensive Training Materials for Staff
Franchisees receive a step-by-step employee training book to set you up for success.
We also provide incentive programs for all employees and managers to keep staff from having a high turnover.
Also, we provide scripts and easy-to-follow instructions for staff when helping customers.