Melting Pot Business Ownership

Does your city really need another cookie-cutter steak house, Italian restaurant or pizza place? Fondue dining is a unique and totally refreshing concept. Couple that uniqueness with the fact that this franchise has little or no direct competition, and there are numerous advantages to owning a Melting Pot Restaurant.

Since opening its doors in 1975, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. has grown steadily throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Melting Pot has more than 125 restaurants in 35 states, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and other countries, and there are still select territories available for qualified franchisees in North America. With an exciting concept, a proven method of franchising, a mission to grow our brand, ever-increasing market share and a commitment to our franchisees success, the timing is right for you to see what a Melting Pot Franchise has to offer your future.

As you evaluate our franchise system, you will go through a discovery process. Through this process you will gain insight into our brand and our core values, and in return, we will get information from you to ascertain your abilities as a prospective franchisee. After you have successfully completed the required steps, you may be invited to join us in Tampa, Florida for our Decision Days (typically three days).

If you become a franchisee, you will participate in a 7+ week training program in Tampa, FL. But the training doesn't stop there. We provide franchisees and their staff with consistent, on-going training tips and support each and every day both on-site and through our Support Center.

Now take advantage of this dynamic opportunity by filling out a franchise request form. 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 by the Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is a liquidity of $325K and a net worth of $750K, this can be individually or with partners.

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

3) The Time Frame:
If you have answered yes to the two criteria, your evaluation of our concept is positive, and your franchise 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.  Our Construction & Design team will also assist you in the design of your restaurant.

Business Established: 1975
Franchising Since: 1984
Franchised Units: 123
Company Owned Units: 2
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
Related Categories
Food: Restaurants
Food: Specialty

Vetfran Incentives

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.