Bob Johnston

Having Words With: Bob Johnston

Chief executive, Front Burner Brands

Bob Johnston has been working for The Melting Pot since the early 1980s, when he began his job as a dishwasher at the concept’s Tallahassee, Fla., location. So he knows the brand inside and out.

Johnston is now the chief executive of Front Burner Brands, the Tampa, Fla.-based parent company of The Melting Pot, Burger 21 and GrillSmith, and he expects 2013 will hold some exciting changes for the company. In February the 142-unit Melting Pot chain will roll out a revamped me

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