The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced the return of its Peninsula region location at 12233 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 3 in Newport News, Virginia. The restaurant will create nearly 40 jobs for the area. The franchise location opens its doors on June 29 and will feature a new look, introducing an interior redesign.

The Melting Pot of Peninsula is owned by long-time franchisees of The Melting Pot, Chad Hornik and Jason Shea, who bring vast experience in the restaurant industry.

"We are excited to announce our return to the Newport News area just in time to take our guests on a culinary road trip with our new limited-time summer menu," says Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. "The Melting Pot offers a dining experience like no other and we know the Peninsula community is ready to dip into our on-trend, craveable and seasonal menu items."

Earlier this month, The Melting Pot debuted a new limited-time menu, Fondue Across America, which features unique fondue takes on some of America's quintessential dishes like Chicago deep-dish pizza and New York cheesecake. Available through August 15, the menu also showcases a line of signature cocktails inspired by favorite flavors from cities from coast to coast.

"As long-time owners with this brand, we look forward to showcasing the ultimate dining experience for our new guests in Peninsula," adds Peninsula Owner-Operator Jason Shea. "New dining choices, including our summer menu, mean our guests have another great reason to dine with us. We cannot wait to serve the community and help them celebrate memorable occasions." 

The Peninsula location will also feature The Melting Pot's new design initiative. After conducting a detailed seating analysis and study of customer design preferences, The Melting Pot has created the optimal dining and bar space for guests.  In addition, a patio is being designed to seat approximately 20 guests and will be available soon after the opening.

The Melting Pot operates 126 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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