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The Melting Pot

Capital Required $325,000
Number of units 135


Dip into a Franchise Like No Other

As the premier fondue restaurant franchise with 40 years of brand history, The Melting Pot has more than 125 restaurants open in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and 15 locations in development internationally.

The Melting Pot is a full-service restaurant that delivers a one-of-a-kind dining experience to guests and offers franchisees the opportunity to provide exceptional food with operational simplicity and a proven system backed by experienced franchising experts.


Reasons to Invest:

The Melting Pot is a distinctive concept with many reasons to invest, including:

  • Unique dining concept with AUV of over $1.5 million
  • No. 1 Consumer Picks - Casual Dining Restaurant - Nation's Restaurant News
  • World's largest fondue franchise, with little to no competition within niche segment
  • 3.1% same-store sales growth in 2015 outpacing average of casual dining industry
  • 30+ years of franchising experience
  • Silver Award winner of the inaugural Franchising Gives Back Awards


Ideal Candidate

The Melting Pot franchise opportunity provides franchisees with the opportunity to provide exceptional food and atmosphere and be their own bosses in a unique market that continues to grow and thrive. The fondue franchise is seeking entrepreneurs with business backgrounds and/or preferably restaurant experience who are passionate about the brand. Franchisee candidates should have a credit score of 650 or higher, a minimum net worth of $750,000 and liquid assets of at least $325,000 per unit.


Franchisee Testimonials

Rewarding in every way possible - that has been our experience with The Melting Pot franchise. The fondue experience is a niche in the market that proves to be successful. The founders and franchise support center are genuine, truthful, and very hands on with our brand and image. Shortly after we opened our first location, it became very obvious we were in it for the long haul and purchased our second Melting Pot Franchise. It truly is a pleasure to be in the business of making memories. We love every aspect of what The Melting Pot enables us to do on a daily basis! – Lori & Jerod Hagen: Franchisees in Kentucky

Previously, I was a bank manager and worked part-time at a Melting Pot on weekends in Coral Springs. That's where I met my partner. I went to North Miami Beach to manage the restaurant. I liked the idea, loved the concept, and got involved in it. The owners gave us control of the restaurant, and we saw everything from the inside. We met with everybody and decided to be franchisees for a career. It was fun; it was good; it made money. The people who we worked for were great and the franchise was terrific. Today we own and operate three locations and my goal is to open up two more Melting Pots in the Chicago area in the future. I believe the key factors required to succeed in the franchise business are: stability, ease of operation, good execution and a unique, quality product. The Melting Pot has all of these attributes. – Mike Ruffolo: Multi-unit Franchisee in Illinois