Q:How long has Melting Pot been in business?
A:Over 45 years, Melting Pot opened its first location in 1975 in Maitland, Florida, just outside of Orlando, and began franchising in 1985. Visit Our History to learn more.
Q:Do I need restaurant experience to become the franchise owner of a Melting Pot?
A:It is preferred, but not required. We will look for a background in business leadership and management and expect you to hire an experienced restaurant General Manager.
Q:What are the financial qualifications to own a Melting Pot franchise?
A:A minimum of $450,000 in liquid capital (available cash) and a minimum of $1.5M in total net worth, individually or combined as a group.
Q:How much does it cost to open a Melting Pot franchise?
A:The estimated initial investment ranges from $1,339,023 to $1,587,201. Visit our Investment page or Item 7 in our Franchise Disclosure Document for additional details.
Q:How much is the Franchise fee?
A:The franchise fee is $45,000 per unit. A 20% discount off of the initial franchise fee is offered for qualifying veterans and minorities through the VetFran and DiversityFran programs. Contact us at (844) 334-2601 to learn more about our current incentives.
Q:How long is the franchise agreement term?
A:The initial term of the franchise agreement is 10 years. The renewal term is a 5-year successor franchise agreement, with no limit on the number of renewal terms.
Q:What are the royalty and advertising fees?
A:The Melting Pot royalty fees are 5% of gross revenue and the advertising fee is 1.19% of gross revenues.
Q:What do I get with the franchise fee?
A:The initial franchise fee provides you with a license to operate a Melting Pot, assistance to help you develop and open your location, access to our operational processes, training systems, products, technology, marketing programs, and more.
Q:How long is the new franchisee training program?
A:Initial Training is a minimum of 7 weeks and is conducted in Tampa, Florida. Training consists of on-the-job training at a company operated Melting Pot and classroom training at the Restaurant Support Center. The initial Franchise Fee includes training for up to 4 people.
Q:What are the general operating hours of Melting Pot restaurants?
A:Melting Pot locations are open 7 days a week for dinner hours, opening between 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and closing between 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Many locations are open on weekends and Holiday's for lunch and dinner.