TAMPA, FL - Apr 22nd, 2019
Leading Fondue Restaurant Partners with Sustainable Focused Suppliers as Part of Exceptional Food Initiative
Today, in celebration of Earth Day, The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc.,
the world’s premier fondue restaurant and
a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced the
company’s efforts to offer sustainably sourced ingredients and establish environmentally-friendly
As part of The Melting Pot’s Exceptional Food Initiative, the restaurant offers the highest
quality, premium ingredients for guests to interactively experience. It is this
concentrated focus on exceptional foods that led The Melting Pot to recently partner
with Cacao-Trace®, to bring sustainably
sourced cocoa to their chocolate fondue. Cacao-Trace helps cocoa farmers earn a
sustainable living through the Next Generation Cacao Foundation and focuses on the
post-harvest fermentation of cocoa beans to produce superior tasting chocolate.
From farm to fondue, The Melting Pot also brings the highest quality cheddar
cheese blend to the restaurant’s artisan cheese fondue through their
partnership with Kindred Creamery®. Based in Wisconsin,
Kindred Creamery focuses on quality ingredients and keeping their cows happy.
Their one-of-a-kind Cows First™ program recognizes farmers’ hard work and respect for their herds and
allows them to treat their cows like family. Well treated cows produce the
highest standard of milk, which in turn produces superior cheese in a
“We are proud to provide our
guests exceptional ingredients in an engaging atmosphere,” said Jason Miller, Corporate
Chef for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. “As we continue with our Exceptional
Food Initiative, we have been working with our suppliers on increasing the
quality, variety and sustainability of our ingredients.”
In 2018, The Melting Pot’s long-time cheesemaker, Emmi Roth®,
a leading producer of specialty cheese, initiated a solar panel installation in
their Platteville, Wisconsin plant. The
solar panels supply 15 percent of the annual electric use of the cheese making
plant and will reduce 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the
environment. This is equal to saving 1.4 million gallons of gas, recycling
43,000 tons of waste or reducing coal usage by 13 million pounds.
The Melting Pot also offers all-natural and antibiotic free proteins and sustainably harvested seafood, including shrimp, lobster, tuna and salmon.
Partnering with suppliers who are focused on reducing their carbon
footprint is one way The Melting Pot is focused on advocating sustainable
practices. Beginning this year, locations across the country are helping to
reduce landfill and protect the planet by using their remaining inventory of
straws, then moving to offer environmentally-friendly paper straws.
The Melting Pot has more than 105
restaurants in 31 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and
The Middle East. Additionally, there are more than 17 international locations
in development. The concept is known for offering an
assortment of flavorful fondue cooking styles, including the new grill cooking
style and a variety of unique entrées served with signature dipping sauces. The
menu features a variety of à la carte selections, highlighting customizable
options that invite guests to enjoy one, two, three, or more courses as they
select any combination of individually-priced cheese fondues, salads, entrées and chocolate fondues.
About The Melting
Pot Restaurants, Inc.
Founded in 1975,
The Melting Pot has offered a unique fondue dining experience for more than 40
years. As the premier fondue restaurant franchise, The Melting Pot Restaurants,
Inc. has more than 105 restaurants in 31 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and The
Middle East. Additionally, there are more than 17 international locations in
development. Known for offering a variety of fondue cooking styles, including
the new grill cooking style and unique entrées, The Melting Pot’s menu also
features cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts.
Fondue fans can join The Melting Pot’s Club Fondue for
exclusive promotions, special events and advance holiday reservation
privileges. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner, a restaurant
management company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information,
visit www.meltingpot.com. To learn more
about franchise opportunities with The Melting Pot, please visit www.meltingpotfranchise.com.
About Front Burner
Front Burner is a franchise management
company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. It is affiliated with the
corporate owners of and its management services extended to The Melting Pot
Restaurants, Inc., founded in 1975 with more than 105 restaurants in
the U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and The Middle East.
For more information, visit http://www.frontburnerbrands.com.
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