Oct. 10, 2017 – The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world’s premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today it will participate for the 14th year in the annual St. JudeThanks and Giving® campaign. Last year alone, The Melting Pot raised over $689,000 during the 10-week campaign, and since establishing the partnership in 2003 has raised more than $10 million for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
The Melting Pot is also asking guests to join its effort in raising funds for St. Jude. For every donation of $10 made from Oct. 16 – Dec. 24, guests will receive a Donate and Dine card worth $20, which can be used on a future purchase of $50or more. The Donate and Dine cards can be redeemed between Jan. 2 – Aug. 31, 2018. Those who are unable to make it into a restaurant but want to donate will be able to do so at www.meltingpot.com, and will be mailed a Donate and Dine card. These funds are critical given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“This is a milestone year for The Melting Pot, as we surpassed $10 million in donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our dedicated franchisees, operators, team members and devoted customers have supported this great cause over the last 13 years, and we couldn’t be prouder of their unwavering commitment to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude,” said Bob Johnston, CEO of Front Burner, restaurant management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants. “Our longstanding relationship with St. Jude has afforded us the opportunity to help save children’s lives through donations from campaigns such as St. Jude Thanks and Giving, and we’re honored to partner with the hospital in its mission to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago, and St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent.
Created by siblings Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign asks people to, “Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” in order to help the hospital carry out its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
The Melting Pot operates more than 120 restaurants across 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The concept is known for offering an assortment of flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées served with signature dipping sauces. The menu features a variety of à la carte selections, highlighting customizable options that invite guests to enjoy one, two, three or more courses as they select any combination of individually-priced cheese fondues, salads, entrées and chocolate fondues.