TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Melting Pot fondue restaurants are donating $10 from every cheese fondue purchase at participating locations on April 11 to local charities across North America in honor of National Cheese Fondue Day (http://www.nationalcheesefondueday.com).
"This is an opportunity for our restaurants to give back, raise awareness for these causes and create long-lasting partnerships with over 100 organizations that need help," said Rod James, national director of branding for The Melting Pot Restaurants. "By celebrating National Cheese Fondue Day in this way, our guests will be able to feel like an integral part in making a difference for our communities during a time when charities have been hit hard due to economic downturn."
The list of participating charitable organizations includes the following:
A Wee Promise Christian All Children's Hospital
Assistance League of San Antonio
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Blossoms of Hope
Big Brothers Big Sisters
BJC Children's Hospital
Boca Helping Hands
Boys & Girls Club Mid Peninsula
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
Camp Boggy Creek
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
Carrick Community Food Bank
Celiac Support Group of Boise
Child Abuse Prevention Center
Child Life Program at the Children's Hospital of Alabama
The Children's Healing Institute
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.
Domestic Abuse Shelter Homes - Sarasota
Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center
Food & Friends
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science
Gilda's Club Madison Wisconsin
Gilda's Club South Jersey
Girl Scouts of the USA Gulf Coast Kid's House Hubbard House, Inc.
Humane Society of Greater Dayton
Humane Society of Pinellas
Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
Huntsville Hospital Women and Children Foundation
Just For Kids Michigan
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Kids Escaping Drugs
Kosair Children's Hospital
Levine Children's Hospital
Make it Right Foundation
Malone Charity Cleveland Scholarship Program
March of Dimes Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis Center of the Lehigh Valley
Muscular Dystrophy Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
North Shore Animal League
Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida
Penn State Hershey Four Diamonds Fund
Realities For Children
Red Sox Foundation
Ronald McDonald House Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Savannah Care Center
St. Joseph Food Program, Inc.
Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Alzheimer's Project, Inc.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life
The Arizona Cardinals Charities
The Children's Healing Institute
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean
The G.I. Go Fund
The Gift of Swimming
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
The Love And Light Healing Center
The MJB Foundation
The Moyer Foundation - Camp Erin
The New Vista Community
The Wellness Community Blue Ash
Toledo Children's Hospital
United Way - Greater Los Angeles
Unity House of Troy
YMCA of Greater Houston
Young-Williams Animal Center
The franchise's first international location in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is also participating, making this an international initiative.
Three locations in Texas (Addison, Southlake and Arlington) are not participating in the charitable donation event as they will be offering free cheese fondue between noon and 4 p.m. For more details about this program, visit the locations' Web sites.
With 146 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 37 states and Canada and over 13 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant franchise. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Guests enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot's corporate headquarters are in Tampa, Fla.