The Melting Pot to Celebrate Grand Opening of Mobile, Ala., Restaurant on Oct. 29

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Expands Presence with Opening of Third Alabama Restaurant 

TAMPA, Fla. - Oct. 27, 2014 // PRNewswire // - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announces its new Mobile, Ala., restaurant will open on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in the Mobile Festival Centre at 840 Montlimar Drive.

The new restaurant is owned and operated by Key Restaurant Group and will offer patrons a unique and memorable fondue dining experience in a polished casual atmosphere. There are currently two other Alabama Melting Pot locations in Birmingham and Huntsville, as well as restaurants in Pensacola and Destin, Fla.

"Words cannot begin to express how excited we are to be opening the first Melting Pot restaurant in Mobile," said Anand Patel, who owns The Melting Pot of Mobile with his brother Dipan. "We can't wait to share The Melting Pot's unique dining experience with the Mobile community in our beautiful, relaxing atmosphere."

"We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the city of Mobile and the community for welcoming us to this thriving city. We are confident that the restaurant will exceed our guests' expectations," added Russell Perkins, managing partner who will lead the restaurant's daily operations.

Highlights of The Melting Pot of Mobile include:

  • About 70 new team members hired in Mobile
  • Approximately 6,100 square feet
  • Seating for 175 customers
  • Hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Guests who dine at The Melting Pot this fall will have an opportunity to donate $10 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to receive a Donate and Dine card valid for $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more at The Melting Pot. This offer is available through Dec. 14 and 100 percent of donations will be given directly to St. Jude to fund lifesaving research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

To learn more about The Melting Pot of Mobile, please call the restaurant at 251-341-7395 or visit Join Club Fondue to receive the latest local Melting Pot specials and events delivered straight to your inbox.

"We are thrilled to expand The Melting Pot's presence in Alabama and introduce the Mobile community to a unique dining concept unlike any other in town," said Dan Stone, vice president of franchise development for Front Burner Brands. "In addition to its interactive dining experience, we have no doubt that local residents will love The Melting Pot's relaxed atmosphere, exceptional service and a customizable menu options, including cheese fondues, entrees and chocolate fondue desserts."

The Melting Pot operates more than 130 restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has more than 20 locations in development internationally. The concept is known for offering an assortment of flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees served with signature dipping sauces. The menu features a variety of a 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, entrees and chocolate fondues.

To further fuel its national expansion, the company is actively seeking qualified franchisees and will host a webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. (EST). To register, please visit

The Melting Pot is seeking entrepreneurs with business backgrounds and/or preferably restaurant experience who are passionate about the brand and want to be their own bosses. Franchisee candidates should have a credit score of 650 or higher, a minimum net worth of $750,000 and liquid assets of at least $325,000 per unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, franchisees can expect the total investment for one restaurant to be approximately $977,000 to $1,436,000. Single-unit and multi-unit franchise opportunities are available with an initial franchise fee of $45,000 per unit.

To learn more about ownership opportunities with The Melting Pot, 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 130 restaurants in North America, existing locations across 35 states, Canada and Mexico and more than 20 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 has offered a memorable dining experience for nearly 40 years. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees 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 130 restaurants in North America and more than 20 locations currently in development, Burger 21 with 14 locations open in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Virginia, and more than 20 in development in seven states, and GrillSmith with five locations in the Tampa Bay area. For more information, visit

SOURCE The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.


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