The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

Fondue restaurants
Total Units
100 22 added in 3 years
18%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$1.4M - $1.8M

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.

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About The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.

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

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1984 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ
76
Where seeking
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Europe (Eastern), Middle East, South America, Europe (Western)
# of Units
100

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7886 Woodland Center Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33614

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. 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 - $45,000
Initial Investment
$1,429,320 - $1,849,210
Net Worth Requirement
$1,000,000
Cash Requirement
$400,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.19-3%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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
232 hours
Classroom Training
38.25 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

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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Franchise 500 Ranking History

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