The Melting Pot Looks to Return to Gainesville, Florida After Seven-Year Hiatus

Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant Scouts Area for Franchise Partner; Hosts Informational Webinar on Sept. 15

August 23, 2016 // // TAMPA, Fla. – The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today the brand seeks to return to Gainesville, Florida. The Melting Pot has a long history in the Gainesville market, as one of the brand’s first franchised locations was developed in the area in the 1980s. Ideally, The Melting Pot would like for the restaurant to open on the popular Archer Road, but is not limited to that location.

“We are ready to find the right franchise partner to bring back The Melting Pot to the Gainesville community, offering our loyal patrons and new guests a unique, go-to hot spot once again,” said Dan Stone, chief business & people development officer at Front Burner. “It’s no secret that the residents of Gainesville have missed our unique fondue menu offerings as we get calls from local residents often asking when we’ll be returning. Now is the time, and we are beyond excited to announce we hope to satisfy the cravings of our dedicated customers soon.”

To catapult the brand’s return to the area, the concept will be hosting a complimentary informational franchise webinar on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. (EDT) to educate qualified candidates. To register for the upcoming webinar, please visit

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, Florida. 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, Florida. It is affiliated with the corporate owners of and its management services extended to The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., founded in 1975 with 126 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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