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To Keep Stores Fresh, This Franchise Looks Within

The Melting Pot's new program 'Path to Grow' helps managers become franchise owners.

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This story appears in the May 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Recently The Melting Pot noticed that a few of its franchisees were looking to sell. This was curious; not only does everyone (arguably) love fondue, but also the 42-year-old Tampa-based franchise prides itself on a loyal base of longtime owners without a lot of resales. Upon investigation, it turned out the franchisees weren't unhappy; they just wanted to retire or move on to the next phase of their lives. That was its own kind of problem.

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