The Melting Pot Seeks New Owner for Existing New Orleans Restaurant

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Offers Turn-Key Business Opportunity in Lower Garden District

TAMPA, Fla. - June 26, 2014 // PRNewswire // - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that an existing unit is available for sale by owner in New Orleans. The brand is seeking qualified owner-operator candidates who are interested in owning their very own Melting Pot restaurant. Currently, The Melting Pot has one additional restaurant in Louisiana in Baton Rouge.

The Melting Pot for sale in New Orleans is located in the historic Packard Motor Sales building at 1820 St. Charles Avenue in the Lower Garden District, which opened in December 2005. The 166-seat restaurant is 4,700 square feet and features a 14-foot, glass enclosed wine room that holds over 1,200 bottles of fine wines from around the world. Entrepreneurs with business backgrounds and/or operators with restaurant experience who are passionate about the brand and interested in business ownership can expect the total investment for the New Orleans location not to exceed $350,000.

"The Melting Pot's well-established business model and simple operations combined with little-to-no direct competition within the fondue segment are just a few reasons why our concept is an attractive investment opportunity," said Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands. "Our dedicated development team will ensure a seamless transition for interested candidates from the initial due diligence through signing as well as training on Melting Pot operations."

The Melting Pot operates more than 135 restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has more than 25 locations in development internationally. The concept is known for offering an assortment of flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées served with signature dipping sauces. The menu features a variety of à la carte selections, highlighting customizable options that invite guests to enjoy one, two, three or more courses as they select any combination of individually-priced cheese fondues, salads, entrées and chocolate fondues.

To further fuel its national expansion, the company is actively seeking qualified franchisees and will host a webinar on Thursday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). To register, please visit

To learn more about ownership opportunities with The Melting Pot and to connect with the owner of the existing New Orleans franchise, contact Ashley Pollard, franchise development manager for The Melting Pot, at 800-783-0867 ext. 152 or or visit

To learn about fondue history and facts, check out The Melting Pot's fondue infographic.

About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.

With more than 135 restaurants in North America, existing locations across 35 states, Canada and Mexico and more than 25 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant franchise and a leading polished casual dining franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot continues to be a memorable dining experience. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with dipping sauces. The menu also includes cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit

About Front Burner Brands

Front Burner Brands is a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. It is affiliated with the corporate owners of and its management services extended to The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., founded in 1975 with more than 135 locations in North America and more than 25 locations currently in development, Burger 21 with 12 locations open in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia, and 23 in development in seven states, GrillSmith with five locations in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, visit

SOURCE The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.


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