The Melting Pot Toasts to 40 Years of Fondue and Everyday Celebrations

Award-Winning Fondue Franchise Offers Limited-Edition Special Ruby Anniversary Menu Paired With Throwback Drinks

TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Sep 22, 2015) - The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and the top casual dining restaurant in the 2015 Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Picks rankings, is honoring its 40th anniversary and fondue's lasting retro appeal with a limited-edition ruby anniversary menu and elevated throwback cocktails from the last four decades.

"Since 1975, The Melting Pot has been bringing friends and family together over fondue, and our 40th anniversary is the perfect occasion to celebrate with award-winning ingredients, ruby touches and new twists on classic cocktails," said Melting Pot President, Mike Lester. "And with our Limited Edition Molten Lava Fondue for dessert, you can have your cake and dip it too when you join us to honor the last 40 years of fondue."

The Melting Pot's special ruby anniversary menu is available now through November 17, 2015 and includes:

  • 40-Award-Winning Cheese Fondue - a blend of sparkling wine and four specialty cheeses that collectively won more than 40 awards for their superb flavors
  • Ruby Salad - spring mix topped with glazed pecans, dried cranberries, goat cheese crumbles and ruby red beets, drizzled with a savory berry balsamic dressing
  • Anniversary Edition Surf & Turf - A center-cut filet mignon medallion paired with a split, cold water lobster tail served with a sweet and savory Ruby Port sauce
  • Limited Edition Molten Lava Fondue - A combination of dark melted chocolate and moist chocolate cake served with fresh berries, bananas and sweet treats

Featured drinks include a '70s Grasshopper, '80s Mudslide and Fuzzy Navel, a '90's Cosmokazi mash-up and a new take on the '00s Mojito. This refreshing lineup of elevated versions of these iconic cocktails will allow guests to sip through the decades as they toast to 40 years of fondue.

As The Melting Pot celebrates its 40th anniversary, it commemorates significant milestones including the franchise's recent international expansion in Jakarta and Dubai, continued brand evolution and new honors. "We are celebrating 40 years of amazing progress and, of course, our famous fondue. With this special menu, we hope to stir up good memories of past celebrations over fondue while commemorating the many milestones The Melting Pot has achieved so far," said Bob Johnston, CEO of The Melting Pot's management company Front Burner Brands.

About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.

Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a unique fondue dining experience for 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, Southeast Asia, United Arab Emirates and more than 15 international locations in development. A leading polished casual dining franchise, The Melting Pot was recognized as the No. 1 casual dining restaurant in the Nation's Restaurant News 2015 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 Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit www.meltingpot.com. To learn more about franchise opportunities with The Melting Pot, please visit www.meltingpotfranchise.com.

SOURCE The Melting Pot 

Media Contact:

Christen Robertson
Uproar PR for The Melting Pot
321.236.0102 x226

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