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The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. Franchise Information

Business Established: 1975
Franchising Since: 1984
Franchised Units: 130
Company Owned Units: 3
Start-up Cost: $325,000 to $400,000
Total Investment: $970,195 to $1,417,195
Veteran Hired Since 2011 1
Veteran Owned Units 2

Offering Financial Assistance
Third party financial assistance available. We participate in the IFA Minority Fran program and offer a 20% discount on the franchise fee if the franchise that has majority ownership in the franchise business is a qualified minority.

Special Incentives
VetFran Participant
DiversityFran Participant
International Opportunity Franchise Resale Opportunity

VetFran Incentive
We reduce the initial franchise fee for the first location by 20% for qualified veterans new to our system. A qualified veteran is any honorably dischared veteran with a Form DD 214. The qualified veteran needs to have majority ownership in the franchised business to receive this discount on the initial franchise fee. We reserve the right to modify this program at any time.

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Right now you have the opportunity to be part of a proven, successful, rapidly-growing Franchise System. Does your city really need another steak house? Another Italian restaurant? Another pizza place? Think about what would happen if you gave diners in your market the opportunity to "dip into something different." Fondue dining is a unique and totally refreshing concept. Couple that uniqueness with the fact that this franchise has little or no competition and there are numerous operating advantages due to the concept, and you have a very real business format.



The first Melting Pot Restaurant opened in Maitland, Florida in 1975. Today, with over 118 Melting Pots in more than 34 states (and growing)... it's a concept that has proven itself again and again. With an exciting concept, a proven method of franchising, a mission to grow our brand, ever-increasing market share and a commitment to our licensee's success, the timing is right for you to see what a Melting Pot Franchise has to offer your future.


MeltingPotcheeseFranchisees are supported and trained in every area you can imagine -- from the kitchen to dining room to bar to ordering equipment to managing and everything in between.  Training is so important to us that it is one of the original Guiding Principles upon which the concept was founded. The Melting Pot's Franchise Support Center is so dedicated to ensuring franchise success that they have a team of trainers visit new units and assist franchisees in opening their businesses. But the training doesn't stop once the doors to your franchise open. We provide licensees and their staff with consistent, on-going training tips and support each and every day, so you can provide the best experience for the guest.

You may be surprised at how relatively low the initial financial investment required of you by The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is.

MeltingPotgroupAs you evaluate our franchise system, you will go through a discovery process. Through this process we will receive information from you and make available the knowledge you will need to become educated about us. After you have successfully completed the required steps, you will be invited to join us in Tampa, Florida for our Decision Days (typically three days).

The right candidate is committed to becoming self-employed with a franchise system and able to follow the licensing process and operations systems we teach you. Now you can take advantage of this dynamic opportunity by filling out a request for franchise consideration. By submitting your request immediately you can be among those select individuals who share in the success. But hurry, before the opportunity to operate a Melting Pot in your market is already taken.


Do you meet the four pre-qualification criteria? 

1) The Investment:
The initial cash investment required of you by the Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is relatively low. For example, your personal cash investment can range between $250K to $300K, or more, depending upon your site, market area, location development and other factors.

2) The Commitment:
Are you ready to make the commitment to become self-employed with a franchise system? Are you able to follow the licensing process and operation system set forth by The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.?

3) The Time Frame:
If you have answered yes to the two questions, your evaluation of our concept is positive, and your franchise license application is approved by the franchisor, you must be able to sign TMPRI's franchise agreement within 60 to 90 days from our receipt of your application.

4) Prepared to Sign:
If your desired market selection is one where we have chosen to offer a franchise, we will assist in securing your restaurant site within TMPRI's perimeters and specifications and our Construction & Design team will assist you in the design of your restaurant.