The Melting Pot Franchise Review

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The Melting Pot is graded based on our most recent FDD research!

Franchise Info

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.

What is the upfront cost to own a The Melting Pot franchise?

The Melting Pot has a franchise fee of up to $45,000, with a total upfront investment range from $1,429,320 to $1,849,210.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000
  • Total Investment: $1,429,320 to $1,849,210
  • Working Capital: $85,000 to $145,000
  • Royalty Fee: 5.0%

The initial purchase price of any franchise includes several fees. Check out this investment opportunity to better understand the specific costs required to buy a The Melting Pot, such as territory fees, construction and costs, grand opening advertising, and furniture and fixtures purchases. It should be noted that, franchise companies must to disclose all upfront fees. These fees include those that are actually paid when signing the franchise agreement and commitments to fees you are required to pay. Another important consideration to review is whether the initial fees are refundable or not. The franchise system must disclose what conditions any of the initial fees are refundable. A franchise must also disclose a range of fees if its upfront fees are not uniform within the franchise. A thorough review of the Item 5 upfront fees will give you the answers needed to make a decision to purchase this franchise.

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How much can I earn by owning a The Melting Pot franchised business?

As with any new franchised business, the franchisee's income and the revenue from a The Melting Pot franchise opportunity depends on a variety of factors. One way to check on the potential revenues or profits generated from a The Melting Pot franchise investment is to review the franchisor's Item 19 within their Franchise Disclosure Document. Usually, earnings and owner's income are correspond to the size of the investment and number of locations you buy. Demand for your products, the labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other variables also play a large role in your earnings and your personal income

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How many franchise outlets does The Melting Pot franchise have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 96 franchised The Melting Pot locations across the USA.

Did you know there are over 3,000 franchise opportunities across the United States. More than 80% have less than 10 locations.

Are there any The Melting Pot franchises in my area?

Based on 2020 FDD analysis, The Melting Pot has franchised locations in 31 states.

AZ
CA
CO
CT
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FL
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ID
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KY
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NC
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Based on the data collected this franchise opportunity is growing into new cities and might be available in your city.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

Sector: Full-Service Restaurants

Category: Ethnic

The Melting Pot Franchise DATA

Total Investment
$1,429,320 - $1,849,210
Franchise Fee
$45,000
Franchise agreement
Initial Term
10 Years
Renewal Term
5 Years
Franchise outlet growth
2014
131
2020
96
Ongoing fees
Royalty
5.0%
ad fees
1.2%
# of franchised outlets
96

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Does this opportunity provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 270.50 hours. This includes 38.50 hours of classroom training, 232 hours of on-the-job training, and 0 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who's in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.


Online 0
On-the-Job 232
Classroom 38.50
Total 270.50

Does this opportunity offer Territory Rights?

The Melting Pot offers territory protections. For an explanation of territory rights, unlock this franchise for important details.

Do they have marketing and technology support in place?

Yes, The Melting Pot offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more.


How long ago did they start franchising?

They began franchising in 1984. The average Ethnic franchise began franchising in 2007.


Does The Melting Pot offer lending support?

Yes. They offer certain financing options within Item 10 of their FDD.

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