July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. – The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant franchise and a leading polished casual dining franchise has promoted Bob Margait to vice president of operations to focus on building sales and driving operational excellence for its franchise system of more than 135 restaurants in North America.
"Margait is a strong operational leader who will help The Melting Pot continue to evolve to provide guests with the flexibility, variety and value that they crave in their dining experiences," said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "In his previous position as director of restaurant operations, Margait led a two-year menu revamp process that has resulted in increased value perception for The Melting Pot as it offered guests more ways to customize their dining experiences than ever before."
As vice president of operations for The Melting Pot, Margait oversees overall restaurant operations, service, menu, restaurant environment, cleanliness standards, service style, service systems, food safety and internal marketing initiatives.
Margait joined The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., in 2003 as a franchise business consultant. He was promoted to director of restaurant operations in 2009. Margait began his career in the restaurant industry as a manager with Chart House Restaurants. He also held management positions with Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery and Ale House Restaurants.
The Melting Pot operates more than 135 restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and has more than 25 locations in development internationally. The nearly 40-year-old concept is known for offering an assortment of flavorful fondue dishes including a variety of unique entrées served with signature dipping sauces. The menu highlights customizable fondue meal 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.
For more information about The Melting Pot, please visit http://www.meltingpot.com.
With more than 135 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 35 states, Canada and Mexico and more than 25 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant franchise and a leading polished casual dining franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a memorable dining experience for nearly 40 years. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées served with signature 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 http://www.meltingpot.com.
SOURCE The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.
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