I want to open up multiple Melting Pot locations — can I achieve this?
Over 35 percent of our current franchise owners have ownership in more than one Melting Pot. In most cases, they started out as a single-unit operator and expanded into multiple unit operations. Unless the candidate has significant related experience, we prefer to start with a single location for new franchise owners. Once the franchise owner has their first restaurant open and operational, there is a ‘Growth Ready Certification’ process that need to be met in order for the franchise owner to expand to an additional location/territory. The ability to expand is based on approval from The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. If the candidate has a lot of related experience, we can discuss the possibility of an Area Development Agreement—this agreement is such where a franchise owner(s) would build ‘x’ number of Melting Pot Restaurants within an agreed upon territory within a selected time frame. There are limited markets that will support an Area Development Agreement. For markets outside of the United States and Canada, we are only offering multi-unit deals through Area License Agreements that consist of a minimum of five restaurants in a region, country or countries.