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The Melting Pot to Expand in the Middle East
October 17, 2012

Tampa, Fla.-based The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. plans to bring its restaurant concept to eight countries in the Middle East. The expansion is part of a 12-unit franchise development agreement with Hospitality Concepts and Solutions (HCS), and will mark the largest franchise deal in the restaurant chain’s history. The new restaurants will be located in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. With 33 international locations open, signed or committed for development in Canada, Mexico, the Middle East and Asia, the company also is looking to Australia, China, India, Brazil and other provinces in Canada for further expansion opportunities.