TAMPA, FL - Feb 28th, 2019
Leading Polished Casual Fondue Restaurant’s Beverage Program Recognized by VIBE and Cheers Magazine
The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc.,
the world’s premier fondue restaurant and
a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today
that the company’s Best in Glass® beverage program,
has been recognized for three industry awards: the 2019 Cheers BevX Award
for Best Overall Beverage Program and the 2019 VIBE VISTA Award for Best
Beverage Limited Time Offer (L.T.O.) and Best Adult Alcohol Free Beverage
Program. These awards recognize the creation,
training, execution, management and on-going positive results of The Melting
Pot’s popular beverage program.
Last year, The Melting Pot—a 44-year-old restaurant company—introduced
their brand evolution with a growing bar and beverage program. As an innovator
in the hospitality industry, The Melting Pot is always looking for ways to
create memorable moments for their guests. The Melting Pot’s beverage program
creates these experiences through premium, authentic and unique selections that
are the best of their kind.
“As part of The Melting Pot brand evolution, I created enhanced, fresh,
clean and simple Best in Glass cocktails, along with unique
shareable porthole and barrel cocktails, and spirit-free beverages,” said Paul
Brown, Beverage Manager for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. “The Best in
Glass lineup of cocktails, which originally began as a limited time beverage
offer, quickly became the culture of The Melting Pot’s exceptional beverage
program, signifying the quality and care we put into each of the beverages.”
by Brown, each of the Best in Glass cocktails were based on authentic recipes.
To help ensure this, Brown traveled to
Louisville, Kentucky, the Bourbon Trail and the Pendennis Club—the birthplace
of the Old Fashioned—to glean firsthand insights into the history of the
cocktail. Brown met with Frank Noe, Master Distiller and great-grandson of Jim Beam at the Beam
Innovation Center to sample whiskeys and develop the groundwork for not one,
but two Melting Pot Old Fashioned recipes—the Original Old Fashioned and the Modern Old Fashioned. Other Best in
Glass cocktails include The Melting Pot
Mule, The Freshly Picked Margarita, The Authentic Mai Tai, MP’s G & T and
The Bee’s Tea—a spirit-free beverage.
In addition to the Best in Glasscocktails, the beverage program features other spirit selections including Melting Pot favorites, such as the Love Martini and Yin & Yang Martini, sangrias and after-dinner selections to accompany its popular chocolate fondues. Guests across the country enjoy craft beer—many from local brewers—and a large selection of wines-by-the-glass, premium pours and a wide variety of bottle options. The Melting Pot also offers kids’ specialty drinks. These delicious drinks served in a take-home piggy bank cup, benefit The Melting Pot’s national charitable partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
“We are honored to
receive these prestigious awards in recognition of our Best in Glass beverage
program,” said Bob Johnston, CEO of Front Burner, the restaurant management
company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. “Best in Glass isn’t just a name,
it’s the heart and soul of our beverage program, shaping the foundation and
culture of the beverage program for years to come.”
This week in San Diego, The Melting Pot was honored at the VIBE Conference, which is the
annual event recognizing the award winners who are leading the way in the hotel
and adult beverage industry. In addition, The Melting Pot’s Best in Glass
beverage program was featured on the cover of February’s Cheers Magazine.
our Multimedia Library here
to view photos of The Melting Pot’s Best in Glass cocktails.
The Melting Pot has more than 110
restaurants in 33 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 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 110 restaurants in 33 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 110 restaurants in
the U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and The Middle East.
For more information, visit http://www.frontburnerbrands.com.
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