Tampa, Fla., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc.
, the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, today announced it has been recognized as a top restaurant chain in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019, ranking eight out of 10 for the medium chain category. Based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor diners, the first-ever list recognizes restaurant chains offering high-quality service and exceptional meals at a great value.

“We are proud to be recognized as a top restaurant chain by TripAdvisor’s diners for our quality of our food and the outstanding service our team members deliver across the country,” said Bob Johnston, CEO of Front Burner, the restaurant management company for The Melting Pot. “It is part of our 43-year old culture to provide our guests an exceptional interactive dining experience like no other. We’re more than just a restaurant. For every occasion we create memorable moments for our guests.” 

“Chain restaurants are integral to the American dining experience as they offer consumers convenient and satisfying meals for all occasions,” said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice president for TripAdvisor Restaurants. “For the first time, TripAdvisor is ranking restaurant chains that provide exemplary food, service and value to diners. Every company featured in these rankings should be proud of the recognition they are receiving from TripAdvisor’s community of millions of travelers and locals searching our site for a great place to eat.”

About The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc.                                                      

Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot has offered a unique fondue dining experience for more than 40 years. As the premier fondue restaurant franchise, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. has more than 113 restaurants in 34 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and The Middle East. Additionally, there are more than 17 international locations in development. Known for offering a choice of fondue cooking styles, including the new grill cooking style, and a variety of unique entrées, The Melting Pot’s menu also features cheese fondues, salads, fine wines, and chocolate fondue desserts. Fondue fans can join The Melting Pot’s Club Fondue for exclusive promotions, special events and advance holiday reservation privileges. The Melting Pot is an affiliate of Front Burner, a restaurant management company headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.meltingpot.com. To learn more about franchise opportunities with The Melting Pot, please visit www.meltingpotfranchise.com.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With 702 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering 8 million accommodations, airlines, experiences, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 490 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better. 

The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites and businesses, including more than 20 travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bokun.io, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

 * Source: Jumpshot for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, September 2018

** 2018 Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2018

 

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Laura Mulhern
The Melting Pot
813-425-6233
lmulhern@meltingpot.com