iTan Franchising Inc.

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: UV tanning, spray tanning, spa services

Number of Locations: 30

Total Investment: $326K - $650K

Founded: 2001

Began Franchising: 2009

About iTan Franchising Inc.

Faraje Kharsa opened up the first iTAN in Encinitas, California, in 2001. Franchising began in 2009, and the company now has locations throughout Southern California. In addition to tanning and spray tanning, the salons also offer spa services including body wraps, facials, skin care, teeth-whitening and aqua jet therapy.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 22 0 0 8
2014 22 0 0 8
2013 21 0 0 8
2012 19 0 0 8
2011 18 0 0 6
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $326,000 - $650,000
Franchise Fee: $15,000 - $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: $5,000 off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 - 7. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week+. At franchisee's location: 1 week+. At grand opening : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: SEO, e-mail

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #392 (2015), #451 (2013),
Top New: #42 (2013),

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