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The Melting Pot Restaurants
Dip into Something Different for Valentine’s Day at The Melting Pot
Take a stroll down lover’s lane for fondue
TAMPA, Fla. – (Jan. 4, 2010) – This Valentine’s Day, The Melting Pot (http://www.meltingpot.com) fondue restaurants offer a recipe for romance with a stroll down Lover’s Lanes (secluded seating areas for couples) to ignite or reignite the romantic spark.
The Melting Pot certainly is an authority on romance. Since 1975, more than 500,000 couples have celebrated wedding anniversaries at the restaurants, and nearly 13,000 couples have become engaged.
Many locations offer a special Valentine’s Day menu that includes starters like champagne Swiss cheese or crab imperial cheddar fondue; a strawberry almond or Caesar salad, a main course with Maine lobster tail, filet medallions, shrimp or vanilla rum chicken and a choice of flaming turtle chocolate or white chocolate with a raspberry heart fondue for dessert.
Long believed to be an aphrodisiac, chocolate has phenylethylamine and serotonin, two chemicals that light up pleasure areas in the brain. Even better, eating chocolate causes the brain to release endorphins, making people feel loved. Coupled with other sensual sweets like strawberries, marshmallows and cheesecake, The Melting Pot’s dessert fondue is the perfect recipe for romance.
“Our Lover’s Lane tables are most requested, and we’ve had many husbands order flowers and celebration packages from us in advance to be set at the tables for special occasions,” says Kendra Shier, vice president of brand development for The Melting Pot. “Some of our tables are so secluded that couples can’t be seen by anyone else in the restaurant. Our guests do, however, have a little warning of approaching servers reflected in a picture on the wall so they won’t get caught in a kiss.”
A typical dinner at The Melting Pot lasts approximately two hours for the four courses. “Eating together is one of the best ways to spend quality time with each other,” adds Shier. “And what could be more romantic than an engaging conversation, a little laughter and sharing great food and drinks with the person you love.”
Reservations are strongly encouraged for Valentine’s Day, and couples can visit http://www.meltingpot.com to find locations and view the individual location’s menus.
About The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc.
With more than 145 restaurants nationwide, existing locations in 37 states including the District of Columbia, and over 13 locations currently in development, The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. is the country’s premier fondue restaurant franchise. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Guests enjoy a choice of four flavorful fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrées combined with special dipping sauces. The menu also includes creamy cheese fondues, lively salads, fine wines and mouthwatering chocolate fondue desserts. Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot’s corporate headquarters are in Tampa, Fla. For more information visit www.meltingpot.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.