INTERNATIONAL MELTING POT FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY
Sharing the Universal Appeal of The Melting Pot
With more than 45 years of being the premier fondue restaurant throughout North America, The Melting Pot also offers international entrepreneurs our restaurant franchise opportunities. Our first international locations opened in 2010 in Canada and Mexico. Many cultures place a high importance on sharing food and celebrating life with family and friends, and we have found the Melting Pot to be a natural fit in numerous international markets. You have the opportunity to provide your community with a unique and enticing culinary experience. Our full-service restaurants provide guests with a welcoming environment to enjoy outstanding food, friends, and family. With little-to-no direct fondue competition throughout the world, the Melting Pot can provide you with a great investment opportunity supported through training programs, marketing support, and corporate guidance.
Our prospective international franchisee candidates must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum investment of three units (five or more units preferred)
- Restaurant or hospitality experience (multi-unit operation preferred)
- A minimum liquidity of US $1M (may be combined among partners)
- Access to at least US $3M in capital (may be combined among partners)
- A 6% royalty fee of gross sales
- An advertising contribution
- Upfront franchise fee of US $45K - $60K per unit, plus a one-time training fee of US $50K
- The main point of contact must be fluent in English
Visit our Investment & Financing page to view an outline of estimated initial costs for the U.S. market. While certain expense items may be higher or lower in other countries than the typical range in the U.S., it will give you a sense of what you might expect.
If you are interested in pursuing our restaurant franchise opportunity, please submit a franchise request form to begin the Discovery Process. We will reach out to you to discuss the next steps. Once you are pre-approved, we will invite you to attend one of our International Discovery Day events in Tampa, Fla, where you’ll be able to meet the team, learn more about our operations, and execute a letter of intent if both parties wish to move forward.
Apply now to learn more about our international restaurant franchise opportunities. A member of our Franchise Development team will be in touch to answer any questions you may have and start you on the path to ownership.