The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. announced that the brand seeks to return to Gainesville, Florida. The Melting Pot has a long history in the Gainesville market, as one of the brand's first franchised locations was developed in the area in the 1980s. Ideally, The Melting Pot would like for the restaurant to open on the popular Archer Road, but is not limited to that location.

"We are ready to find the right franchise partner to bring back The Melting Pot to the Gainesville community, offering our loyal patrons and new guests a unique, go-to hot spot once again," says Dan Stone, chief business & people development officer at Front Burner. "It's no secret that the residents of Gainesville have missed our unique fondue menu offerings as we get calls from local residents often asking when we'll be returning. Now is the time, and we are beyond excited to announce we hope to satisfy the cravings of our dedicated customers soon."

To catapult the brand's return to the area, the concept will be hosting a complimentary informational franchise webinar on September 15 at 11 a.m. to educate qualified candidates.

The Melting Pot operates more than 125 restaurants across 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and has over 10 locations in development internationally. The concept is known for offering an assortment of flavorful fondue cooking styles 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. 

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