Fondue franchise heading for Oz

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

Fondue is making a comeback – that's the plan anyway, if The Melting Pot has anything to do with it. The American franchise has helped revive the fun food experience through its 150 global locations and now has its sights set on Australia.

The first Melting Pot opened in 1975 and the dining concept has now spread across the US, Canada, Mexico, Indonesia and the Middle East.

So what can a diner expect at The Melting Pot? Diners make the food at the table and the meal begins with a cheese course featuring a selection of six types of cheese. The only non-fondue course follows: five salad options.

Guests then pick from meat, seafood and vegetables prepared in a variety of cooking styles to dip in specialty sauces and finish the meal with a chocolate fondue.

Franchisees are not required to have restaurant experience and there are no ovens, grills or deep fryers in the restaurant.

In Australia The Franchise Shop is representing the Californian based franchise management firm EGS LLC tasked with sourcing a master franchisee or area licensee. Initial investment for a five unit area license will start at $2 million.

Potential franchisees can arrange a meeting in Sydney on 5 or 6 February, or in Melbourne on 7 or 8 February.