The Melting Pot Looks To Open First Restaurant In Des Moines, Iowa As Part Of Strategic Expansion

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurants Hosts Franchising Webinar to Educate Entrepreneurs On Opportunity July 28 at 11 A.M. (EDT)

July 13, 2016 // // TAMPA, Florida – The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, today announced the brand is actively scouting Des Moines, Iowa as a target for franchise development. The company is seeking qualified franchisees to open the brand’s first restaurant in the state of Iowa, and will host a franchising webinar on Thursday July 28 at 11 a.m. (EDT) to share information on the opportunity. To register, please visit 

In May 2015, MarketWatch published a report on America’s most business-friendly cities across the country, and Des Moines was ranked No. 4 out of 100. The impressive ranking based on business climate, economic outcome and the performance of companies located in each city proves the area to be fruitful for future businesses looking to break into the market.

“We’ve been watching the Des Moines market for a while, and have been impressed that Iowa’s restaurant industry continues to outperform revenue growth projections each year according to the Iowa Restaurant Association,” said Dan Stone, chief business & people development officer at Front Burner. “The state’s notable business climate and Des Moines’ up-and-coming restaurant scene is a perfect fit for the Melting Pot as we look to bring our unique fondue dining experience to the area.” 

Des Moines, Iowa is one of a number of select markets throughout the U.S. where the company is looking to recruit qualified franchisees. Domestically, the company is also seeking new franchisees in select markets, including Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; South Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York; and Charleston, South Carolina. On the international front, The Melting Pot is focusing its expansion efforts in target markets across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan.

The Melting Pot operates more than 125 restaurants across 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and has over 10 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 learn more about ownership opportunities with The Melting Pot, contact Christina Hobbs, director of franchise development for The Melting Pot, at, or call 800-783-0867 ext. 109.

About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. 

Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a unique fondue dining experience for more than 40 years. As the premier fondue restaurant franchise, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. has more than 125 restaurants in 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and over 10 international locations in development. A leading polished casual dining franchise, The Melting Pot was recognized as the No. 2 casual dining restaurant in the Nation’s Restaurant News 2016 Consumer Picks report. 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 advance holiday reservation privileges. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit To learn more about franchise opportunities with The Melting Pot, please visit

About Front Burner

Front Burner is a franchise 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 125 restaurants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and 10 locations currently in development internationally. For more information, visit 

SOURCE The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. 

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