The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), the leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services, announced today that The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., (The Melting Pot) has met the certification requirements for GIG’s Gluten-Free Food Service Certification (GFFS), a program designed to support food service establishments of all types (restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals) in providing safe options for gluten-free consumers.
The Melting Pot, the world’s premier fondue restaurant franchise with more than 120 locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Middle East, offers its customers a unique dining experience featuring cheese fondues, salads, fine wines and chocolate fondue desserts.
“The Melting Pot values the support and guidance it has received from GIG since the inception of our partnership in 2009. Attaining the GFFS certification is one more step in strengthening our valuable relationship with GIG as well as our commitment to ensuring an exceptional dining experience for all of our customers,” said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. “With May being Celiac Awareness Month, we are particularly proud to know that our restaurants will be displaying the GFFS logo so that gluten-free diners won’t have to miss out on the wonderful, interactive experience we offer that they can share with their friends and family members.”
“The Melting Pot has demonstrated its strong commitment to the gluten-free community by meeting the highest standards and being proactive in providing safe food choices for its gluten-free diners,” said Lindsey Yeakle, GFFS Quality Control Manager, GIG. “In doing so, The Melting Pot joins a growing number of food service establishments that recognize the value of raising consumer confidence in their knowledge and safe handling of their food.”
The Gluten-Free Food Service (GFFS) Certification Program is a proven model of established best practices for food service facilities offering gluten-free options. GIG is committed to ongoing food safety research to assure customers and consumers the highest level of excellence in its gluten-free programs and services.