Leadership Team

Bob Johnston, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Scott Pierce, Chief Financial Officer
Dan Stone, Chief Business & People Development Officer

Bud Culp, General Counsel
Michele Whaley, Vice President of Marketing
Roger Worak, Vice President of Digital Engagement
Randy Barnett, Vice President of Innovative Technologies, Systems, and Data
Jennifer Dodd, Vice President of RSC Operations

 


Corporate Headquarters

Front Burner Brands Restaurant Support Center
7886 Woodland Center Blvd. Tampa, FL 33614
Toll Free: 800-783-0867
Telephone: 813-881-0055
Fax: 813-889-9361


Media Contact

Laura Mulhern
(813)4256233
lmulhern@frontburnerbrands.com

Founded

Front Burner was established in 2011 in Tampa, Florida.


Company Description

Front Burner (formerly known as Front Burner Brands) is a franchise management company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. It is affiliated with dynamic and niche-specific brands including The Melting Pot, the premier fondue restaurant franchise with 125 locations in 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East.


Core Concept

The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.

With over 110 restaurants in 33 U.S. states, Canada, and Mexico, and more than 17 international locations in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. is the premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a memorable dining experience for over 40 years. Guests enjoy a choice of fondue cooking styles, including the new grill cooking style, 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 quick stats:

  1. 97% franchised
  2. 3 company operated restaurants in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Pensacola
  3. Average unit size – 5,400 square feet
  4. Franchise fee – $45,000
  5. Development cost – Approximately $1.47-1.65 million
  6. Royalty fee – 5 percent