Investment Opportunities

If you are ready to build a future in the business of bringing people together like no other dining experience, you may be a great fit for our restaurant franchise. Melting Pot is looking for leaders with business acumen who are passionate about creating memories, providing superior service, and developing people.

  • Type of Expenditure



  • Initial Franchise Fee
  • Real Estate Services Fee
  • Real Estate (Rent – First 3 months)
  • Security Deposit
  • Real Estate Improvements
  • Computer and Point of Sales Hardware/Software
  • Computer Software Installation and Training; First Year Subscription
  • Gift Card Processing and Customer Service Surveys
  • Restaurant Equipment, Furniture, Fixtures and Signage
  • Utility Deposits
  • Opening Inventory and Supplies
  • Grand Opening Advertising
  • Training Expenses
  • Licenses – Alcoholic Beverages, Business and Health
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Accounting Firm
  • Reservation System
  • Additional Funds - 3 months
  • Total Estimated Initial Investment* under the Franchise Program (Excluding Real Estate Purchase Costs)



What it Takes to Own a Fondue Restaurant Franchise Location

One of the first questions prospective owners have when considering our fondue restaurant franchise is what kind of investment is required of them. Though the initial investment can vary depending on several factors, the chart above shows what you can expect on both the low and high ends. The estimated initial investment includes the following expenditures and their ranges.

Who We Are Looking For

So you’re ready to open your own business, become your own boss, and enjoy the freedom of entrepreneurship. So why not invest in an opportunity that helps you make memories in your community? At Melting Pot, we seek potential franchisees who:

  • Have either restaurant industry experience, strong financial and business acumen, a background in franchising, or all of the above
  • Passion and commitment to exceptional customer service
  • Have a minimum cash liquidity of $450K and a minimum net worth of $1.5M, which may be combined among business partners
  • Expect an estimated initial investment* of $1,339,023 to $1,587,201 USD

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