The Melting Pot is headed to Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Joran, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The fondue franchise is partnering with Hospitality Concepts and Solutions to open 12 restaurants in the Middle East in the next eight years. The agreement marks the largest franchise deal in the restaurant's history, according to RestaurantNews.com.
The first location under the agreement will open in Dubai or Beiruit in 2013. Future plans for expansion include Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and India.
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