The Melting Pot Franchise Review

Franchise Facts

The Melting Pot is a chain of franchised fondue restaurants in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering a variety of menu items and serving a variety of food and beverages, featuring fondue.

How much does a The Melting Pot franchise cost?

The Melting Pot has a franchise fee of up to $45,000, with a total initial investment range of $969,227 to $1,441,089.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000
  • Total Investment: $969,227 to $1,441,089
  • Working Capital: $85,000 to $145,000
  • Royalty Fee: 6%

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How much does a The Melting Pot franchise make?

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How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 111 franchised The Melting Pot locations in the USA.

Are there any The Melting Pot franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2017 FDD data, The Melting Pot has franchise locations in 34 states. The largest region is the South with 54 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2017

The Melting Pot is a Franchise Grade Made The Grade™ franchise, which means it's ranked highly by our analysts!

The Melting Pot Franchise Stats

Total Investment

$969,227 - $1,441,089
Franchise Fee

$45,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2011
133
2017
115
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
5.5%
Ad Fees
1.8%
# of Franchised Outlets

129

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 382 hours. This includes 40 hours of classroom training and 342 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 0
On-the-Job 342
Classroom 40
Total 382

Do they offer Territory Rights?

The Melting Pot offers exclusive territories. For an explanation of territorial rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they provide Veteran or First Responder Discounts?

Yes, unlock to find out the amount of the discount.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1984. The average Ethnic franchise began franchising in 2011.

Do they offer financing support?

Yes, you can also click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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