Our Innovative Approach

Staying Fresh & Forward-Thinking for 40+ Years

In the 1970s, when The Melting Pot® opened its original location, fondue was something of a fad in the United States. The visionaries behind our brand saw that fondue actually created a simple yet experiential communal dining experience and knew that its popularity could endure. More than four decades later, The Melting Pot has restaurant franchise opportunities and locations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as well as locations overseas. Truly, The Melting Pot has universal appeal.

Each franchisee has the freedom to customize their restaurant’s décor and menu to suit local tastes while enjoying the resources and guidance of our team’s research and development. Beginning in 2018, our fresh and contemporary reimagined concept goes even further, creating strategically organized dining zones that each has a distinct atmosphere to give guests more options to experience. This allows for more versatility for bar, dining, and celebratory occasions, which encourages guests to return more often for different types of experiences.

From private areas to accommodate parties to Lovers’ Lane for date night, The Melting Pot will become even more open and inviting with this innovation. Our refreshed approached features new menu items that give guests the option to experience shorter dining times at The Melting Pot through cooked entrees, lunch items, small bites at the bar and craveable brunch items.