Tan World is a leading company that primarily operates primarily in the tanning industry. Tan World was founded by Cheri Cosgrove in 1995 when she decided to start her tanning paradise and by the year 1997 it had began offering franchises. Currently Tan World operates tanning salons which spin across 3 time zones with the franchises dominating the Midwest region. There are over 60 salons in 11 states ranging from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Over 60% of the franchises of Tan World are multi- owned due to the success if the company. The company is based in Sioux City, Iowa.