The Melting Pot restaurant was founded by brothers Robert, Mark, and Mike Johnston in Maitland, Florida, in 1975. Originally, the menu had only 3 items but it proved to be so popular that in 1979, the brothers allowed a franchise to open in Tallahassee, Florida.
As franchises grew, so did the menu, but one thing remains the same; fondue. The company is best known for its complete meal, which features a cheese fondue, a salad, the main course and a chocolate fondue for dessert. The four courses are offered individually or as a “4 Course Experience.”
The interiors are done in black and dark red with dim lights for a more private type of experience. While fondue remains to be the restaurants’ major attraction, the company recently opted to include meats which are grilled right at the table.
Company headquarters are located in Tampa, Florida.