The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. Partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for Ninth Annual Thanks and Giving® Campaign

TAMPA, FL – October 31, 2012 – (iFranchiseNews.com) -The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant franchise, joins St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for the ninth annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign (http://www.meltingpot.com/fondueforthekids) from Oct. 28 – Dec. 31, that asks guests to “give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” by raising funds for cancer research.

“The Melting Pot is proud to participate in the 2012 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign as we continue to support St. Jude in its mission to find cures for pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases,” said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. “Giving back to the community through programs like this is rewarding for our team members and guests, especially during the holiday season.”

By donating $10 or more to St. Jude at The Melting Pot during the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, guests will receive a Fondue for the Kids card that offers $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more. Donations can also be made online at http://www.meltingpot.com/fondueforthekids.

The Melting Pot kicked off its St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign fundraising this year with a special Fondue for the Kids card bonus offer for members of The Melting Pot’s Club Fondue email marketing program who made early donations to St. Jude from Oct. 1 – 12. Through this St. Jude Thanks and Giving preview offer, The Melting Pot raised more than $58,000 for the hospital.

Since becoming a partner in 2003, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. has raised more than $6.5 million for St. Jude.

For more information or to make a donation, visit http://www.meltingpot.com/fondueforthekids. To find locations and make reservations, please visit http://www.meltingpot.com.

About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.

With more than 140 restaurants in North America, existing locations in 36 states, Canada and Mexico and more than 20 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is the premier fonduerestaurant franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot continues to be a memorable dining experience. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with dipping sauces. The menu also includes cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner Brands, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Fla. For more information, visit http://www.meltingpot.com.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.

Contact:

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.
Sandy D’Elosua
813-849-2117
National Director of Marketing and Communications
sdelosua@meltingpot.com

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