The Melting Pot Restaurants of Darien, Conn., Westwood, N.J. and White Plains, N.Y. Get Creative with Fondue-Raisers for Local Charities

The Restaurant Group’s Community Outreach Program Supports Tri-State Charities and Special Interest Groups

Darien, CT, Westwood, NJ and White Plains, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 - To help local charitable organizations and special interest groups raise much needed money and increase awareness for their causes, The Melting Pot fondue restaurants of Darien, Conn., Westwood, N.J. and White Plains, N.Y. will host a number of Fondue-raisers in 2012. Unlike the traditional big ticket benefit galas, Fondue-raisers are a cost-effective way to fundraise since the menu is reasonably priced and guests are able to enjoy a beautiful ambiance with tasty fondue cuisine.

“We sincerely enjoy giving back to the community and our guests share the same sentiment,” said Will Layfield, Owner of The Melting Pot restaurants of Darien, Conn., Westwood, N.J. and White Plains, N.Y. "Our Fondue-raisers let our patrons start conversations about the terrific work being performed by some great local charities while they enjoy a fun night out with fondue in support of a worthy cause. It's a win-win for everyone involved!"

In 2011, the Melting Pot restaurants of Darien, Conn., Westwood, N.J.and White Plains, N.Y. raised over $40,000 for many organizations including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PAWS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Westchester/Fairfield chapters), Rebuilding Together of Bergen County, Meaningful Movements, The American Cancer Society (Fairfield County chapter), Community Blood Services and many others. The restaurant group plans to open the community outreach program in 2012 to other organizations such as schools, women's organizations, recreation centers, animal welfare groups and other good causes.

Fondue-raisers at The Melting Pot restaurants of Darien, Conn., Westwood, N.J. and White Plains, N.Y. feature custom menus and raffle prizes. These value-added marketing services are offered to your charitable organization at no-charge when planning your Fondue-raiser. During these events, a portion of the meal proceeds are donated to the featured charity. In addition, guest checks will have a line to make an additional donation to the non-profit organization.

Please feel free to contact the restaurant group's helpful management team for more information about Fondue-raisers:

The Melting Pot of Darien
General Manager: James Layfield
Phone: 203-656-4774
Website (Virtual Restaurant Tour):
Address: 14 Grove Street
Darien, CT 06820

The Melting Pot of Westwood
General Manager: Tara Masterson
Phone: 201-664-8877
Website (Virtual Restaurant Tour):
Address: 250 Center Avenue
Westwood, NJ 07675

The Melting Pot of White Plains
General Manager: Kathy Longo
Phone: 914-993-6358
Website (Virtual Restaurant Tour):
Address: 30 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

About The Melting Pot

With more than 140 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 36 states, Canada and Mexico and more than 15 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot continues to be a memorable dining experience. 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


Jennifer Spindola
(914) 686-0911



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