OCTANE welcomes The Melting Pot on Friday, May 10th
We’re excite to include The Melting Pot as a sponsor for this year’s OCTANE: A Hangar Celebration for Hope on Friday, May 10th at the FirstWing Jet Center in Zionsville.
The Melting Pot is an innovative restaurant… and we’re proud to include them in our support for Colby & Cate’s Charities for 2019. Here is a little about The Melting Pot...
The first Melting Pot opened in April of 1975 in Maitland, Fla., just outside of Orlando. It was a cozy, quaint location, and its first menu consisted of just three items: Swiss cheese fondue, beef fondue and a chocolate fondue dessert. However, as the restaurant's popularity expanded, so did its menu and ambiance.
Mark Johnston, who was working his way through college as a waiter at The Melting Pot, noticed the popularity boost and, with the help of his brothers Mike and Bob, scraped together funding to open The Melting Pot of Tallahassee in 1979 (with the blessing of the original owners in Maitland...of course). The Tallahassee location grew enormously popular, and within one year, its success paved the way for future franchise expansion.
In 1981, the Johnston brothers decided to branch out and opened their second location in Tampa. As their business grew, the brothers began to consider franchising even more stores in order to expand
Then in 1985, Mark, Mike and Bob Johnston purchased all rights to The Melting Pot brand and established The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the new franchise company. After a year of research and reorganization, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. began its franchise offering.
Join the team at The Melting Pot in supporting the important work of Colby & Cate’s Charities at OCTANE. We're looking forward to seeing you in May.