Melting Pot

Melting Pot

Fondue restaurants
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #360 last year
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Initial investment
$1.3M - $1.6M
Units as of 2021
97 17.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

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

About Melting Pot

Industry
Food
Founded
1975
Parent Company
Front Burner Brands
Leadership
Bob Johnston, Chairman & CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
56
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following international regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Europe (Eastern), Europe (Western), Central America, Canada, South America

# of Units
97 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7884 Woodland Center Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33614

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Melting Pot franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$45,000
Initial Investment
$1,339,023 - $1,587,201
Net Worth Requirement
$1,500,000
Cash Requirement
$450,000
Veteran Incentives
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.9-3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
40 hours
Classroom Training
232 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

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Updated: February 8th, 2021