The Melting Pot Partners With Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to Drive Development Worldwide

The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. has partnered with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms with operations in more than 370 offices worldwide. Through this strategic partnership, The Melting Pot will be able to leverage NGKF’s expertise in providing real estate solutions to support the brand’s long-term domestic and international expansion strategy.

“Our new alliance with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank will accelerate franchise development, create value for our existing franchisee’s real estate needs and give us a better understanding of the commercial real estate landscape globally,” said Dan Stone, chief business and people development officer for Front Burner Brands. “With NGKF as our outsourced real estate department, The Melting Pot and its franchise partners will benefit from an international team of experts who can help us deliver comprehensive real estate strategies tailored to each franchisee, market or prospective country.”

NGKF will provide The Melting Pot with a fully integrated platform of services. NGKF is already assisting several Melting Pot franchisees with new restaurant site selection, mid-term lease negotiations and evaluation of existing real estate.

The Melting Pot operates more than 125 restaurants across 35 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, and Southeast Asia, and has more than 15 locations in development internationally. To learn more about ownership opportunities with The Melting Pot visit

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