The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Fondue restaurant

Number of Locations: 132

Total Investment: $955.1K - $1.4M

Founded: 1975

Began Franchising: 1984

About The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Since 1984, The Melting Pot franchises have opened nationwide, serving a variety of cheese and dessert fondues, salads and entrees including filet mignon, lobster tail, sirloin and breast of chicken, all prepared in different fondue cooking styles. No restaurant experience is required to become a franchisee.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 125 1 3 3
2014 128 1 3 3
2013 130 1 3 4
2012 134 2 2 4
2011 135 1 1 4
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Middle East, Mexico, Western Europe.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $955,080 - $1,420,700
Franchise Fee: $27,000 - $45,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4.5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $750,000
Liquid Cash Available: $325,000
45% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 6-8 weeks. At franchisee's location: 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Local marketing & media planning services

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #478 (2015), #398 (2013), #379 (2012), #199 (2011),
America's Top Global: #157 (2011),

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