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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.

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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