Melting Pot parent company to debut new concepts

Melting Pot parent company to debut new concepts

Company changing its name to Front Burner Brands

The Melting Pot's parent company said it is forming a new umbrella corporation to better reflect its growing portfolio of restaurants, including two new fast-casual concepts that will debut this fall.

The new company, Front Burner Brands, will officially launch in January 2011, a spokeswoman said.

The Tampa, Fla.-based Melting Pot, which operates or franchises 144 casual-dining fondue restaurants, said it developed the new brands, Burger 21 and Peel, in partnership with chef Chr

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