About Front Burner Brands

Front Burner Brands, Inc. is a full-service and fast-casual restaurant management company that is affiliated with dynamic and niche-specific brands including The Melting Pot fondue restaurants, Burger 21 and GrillSmith restaurants as well as other concepts in development.

Capitalizing on more than 25 years of franchising and restaurant experience, the Johnston brothers possess a vision and dedication to providing unique dining experiences while offering the highest quality ingredients across various cuisines.

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., founded in 1975, is the premier fondue restaurant franchise with 134 locations in North America and continued expansion domestically and internationally.

Launched in 2010, Burger 21 is a fast-casual, chef-inspired “beyond the better burger” franchise concept with 14 locations in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Virginia, and 20 in development in eight states that delivers a gourmet experience without the gourmet price.

With five locations in the Tampa Bay, Fla., market, GrillSmith is a refined-casual, chef-inspired restaurant concept that specializes in innovative and creative interpretations of classic American dishes.

Front Burner Brands (formerly known as TGS Restaurant Management) employs approximately 700 team members across all concepts, and the franchised concepts contain more than 5,000 team members total.