Consumers Pick The Melting Pot as No. 1 Casual Dining Restaurant

Nation's Restaurant News Honors Fondue Franchise With Coveted Top Survey Ranking

April 14, 2015 // // TAMPA, FL - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant franchise, is proud to be recognized as the No. 1 casual-dining restaurant in the Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) 2015 Consumer Picks report. The comprehensive survey measures customer preference and restaurant brand strength.

"At The Melting Pot we make it our priority to go above and beyond to ensure guests have the perfect night out," said Mike Lester, president, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "It's truly an honor to know that so many guests have positive memories and experiences at The Melting Pot. We are excited to receive this recognition."

The Melting Pot received an overall score of 74.8 percent, with respondents giving the brand an "excellent" or "good" ranking, which placed the franchise in the No. 1 slot for 2015. In the past, The Melting Pot pulled in a No. 4 ranking in 2013 and No. 6 ranking in 2014 for the Consumer Picks. This is the 5th annual NRN Consumer Picks report and the first time The Melting Pot has obtained the No. 1 spot among the 40 casual-dining chains surveyed.

The NRN Consumer Picks report measures perceptions of restaurant brands in four categories. NRN works with research company WD Partners to survey more than 4,200 people and score brands on factors such as service, food quality and atmosphere. Responses are used to create an overall score to produce rankings. In addition to casual-dining, categories include limited-service, family-dining and fine-dining.

About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.

Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a unique dining experience for 40 years. With more than 130 restaurants in 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Southeast Asia, and more than 20 international locations in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., is the premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise. Known for offering a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées, The Melting Pot's menu also features cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts. Fondue fans can join The Melting Pot's Club Fondue for exclusive promotions, special events and advanced holiday reservation privileges. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit To learn more about franchise opportunities with The Melting Pot, please visit

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