Dip Into Summer at The Melting Pot with a Fondue Seafood Boil, Shandies and more

TAMPA, FL - May 12th, 2015

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and the top casual dining restaurant in the 2015 Nation’s Restaurant News Consumer Picks rankings, is dipping into summer with a fondue-take on warm weather favorites including the classic seafood boil and barbecue brisket, paired with handcrafted Samuel Adams® Summer Ale shandies and refreshing cocktails.

“Our all-American Dip Into Summer menu takes guests on a taste buds trip across America with some of their favorite summertime party dishes made with fondue flair,” said Melting Pot Executive Chef Jason Miller. “Pair a house-made summer ale shandy with The Melting Pot’s fondue version of a seafood boil and let our unique dining experience make you nostalgic for summertime getaways with family and friends.”

Inspired by classic summer flavor notes from coast-to-coast, The Melting Pot’s featured Dip Into Summer menu is available now through July 12, 2015. Featured menu items include:
• BBQ Brisket Cheddar Cheese Fondue: Where pitmasters meet fondue. Smoked barbecue brisket shredded into medium-sharp cheddar and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, then topped with fresh tomatoes and scallions.

• Wisconsin Wedge Salad: A crisp iceberg wedge with sliced Roma tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese, hardwood-smoked bacon and peppercorn ranch dressing.

• Summer Seafood Catch entrée with an Old Bay® boil fondue cooking style
o Pacific white shrimp, scallops, lobster & shrimp ravioli, andouille sausage and succulent crab claws served with corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes and a mustard crème fraiche dipping sauce.

• Banana Split Milk Chocolate Fondue
To complement these delectable days of summer, The Melting Pot will feature a refreshing handcrafted Summertime Sipper, a cucumber watermelon cocktail made with Malibu® Rum, as well as Samuel Adams® Summer Ale lemonade shandies in black cherry, lively lemon and ruby red grapefruit flavors.
About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.
Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a unique fondue dining experience for 40 years. As the premier fondue restaurant franchise, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. has more than 130 restaurants in 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Southeast Asia, and more than 20 international locations in development. A leading polished casual dining franchise, The Melting Pot was recognized as the No. 1 casual dining restaurant in the Nation’s Restaurant News 2015 Consumer Picks report. Known for offering a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of 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 Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit To learn more about franchise opportunities with The Melting Pot, please visit