May 02, 2011 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO, CA – IFX Online's Online Franchise Management Solutions were recently begun use by The Melting Pot Restaurants (www.meltingpot.com), a fondue franchise, to allow for better communication, collaboration and secure document delivery between the franchisor and franchisees. The Melting Pot has begun use of IFX's Intranet/Extranet Support System, contact management system, online training module and new Video Upload Module.
"We are thrilled to partner with The Melting Pot Restaurants and help them see the result of effective communication," says Dan Martin, IFX CEO. "The Melting Pot is already a thriving business and we believe IFX will be an integral part of its continued growth and success."
The IFX solutions now being utilized will help The Melting Pot manage all communication securely, streamline the handling and procurement of new franchise leads, offer standardized online training and utilize the newest IFX application that acts as a social media platform and provides secure video sharing of franchisee tips and best practices, training sessions, convention highlights, approved supplier tips and franchise introduction for secure sharing of instructional videos. The Melting Post will also be one of the first to use the new User Interface just released by IFX.
"We are looking forward to implementing IFX's applications," says Mark Johnston, CEO of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "The IFX system allows for easy communication and a more streamlined approach which in turn results in effective management, increased productivity."
IFX's fully hosted (SAAS) applications generally range in price from $100 to $3,000 to produce and include 24/7 hosting, administration assistance, complete training, technical and strategic support with reduced bundled pricing available for start-up and established franchise organizations. Other clients include General Nutrition Centers, COIT Services, Jack in the Box and Wingstop Restaurants. For more information about all online franchise management solutions available from IFX please visit www.ifxonline.com.
IFX International, Inc., is the leading applications service provider for franchisor-franchisee communications systems. Since debuting its Intranet system in 1996, IFX has developed and successfully implemented fully-hosted systems for more than 350 franchise organizations servicing over 30,000 franchisees in 23 countries. For more information about IFX, please visit www.ifxonline.com.
With 142 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 36 states, Canada and Mexico and 18 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants is the premier fondue restaurant franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot continues to be a memorable dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées 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 www.meltingpot.com.