DESERT SUN TANNING SALONS Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

The Desert Sun Tanning Salons franchise was rated one of the worst franchise opportunities in America by Forbes magazine.

Do you agree that Desert Sun Tanning Salons is one of the worst franchises? 

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(UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  The June 16, 2014 issue of Forbes magazine features their picks for America’s Best And Worst Franchises.

The Desert Sun Tanning Salons franchise made the Forbes list of the worst franchise opportunities in the $500,000+ investment range.

The Forbes ranking for Desert Sun Tanning Salons included the following assessment:

No. 8 Desert Sun Tanning Salons

Has sunbeds and spray-tan options; sells moisturizers and lotions.

Average Initial Investment: $519,300

Initial Training Hours: 80

Growth rate: –9%

Continuity: 50%

Franchisor Support: B

Here are the rest of Forbes worst franchises:

Forbes Worst Franchises with $500,000+ Investments

(With #1 being the worst)

#1 Country Kitchen International

Concept:  Restaurants specializes in comfort food like meat loaf, fried steaks and apple pie.

#2 It’s A Grind Coffee House

Concept:  Coffee shops that also sell tea and smoothies

#3 Tastee Freez

Concept:  Soft-serve ice cream shops with walk-up and fast-food locations.

#4 Atlanta Bread Company

Concept:  Fast casual restaurants selling soups, sandwiches and baked goods

#5 Bennigan’s

Concept: Full service restaurant & bar

#6 Shoney’s

Concept: Full service family restaurant

#7 Bonanza Steakhouse

Concept: Family restaurant serves chicken, seafood and sandwiches, as well as steaks

#8 Desert Sun Tanning Salons

Concept: Tanning salons with sunbeds and spray-tan options

#9 La Salsa

Concept: Quickservice Mexican restaurants with strip center, freestanding and downtown locations

#10 Ground Round Grille & Bar

Concept: Full service restaurant & bar, founded by Howard Johnson’s in 1969.

See all Forbes Worst Franchises here: 

America’s Best And Worst Franchises

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One thought on “DESERT SUN TANNING SALONS Rated a Worst Franchise by Forbes. Do You Agree?

  • March 21, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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    Horrid run by teenagers, beds break nobody knows what to do. Not high quality employees apply or are retained.

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