Fondue may have been a 70s thing, but the restaurant trend lived on at The Melting Pot, the national chain known for its cheese, meat and dessert interpretations of the dish. Until now in downtown DC, anyway. A rep from the location at 1220 19th St. NW sends word that the restaurant will shutter this Sunday, and there are no plans to reopen it.
The Melting Pot was located there for a decade, and there are three remaining outposts of the location within the DC area (Arlington, Reston and Gaithersburg). Staff members already know the restaurant is closing, and the owner will try to relocate them to other spots within the chain. The company's Reston locations moved to different digs within the neighborhood back in 2011.
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