The Melting Pot at RiverWalk Crossing continues to make a stir after 10 years

Feb 13, 2015

Having just marked its 10-year anniversary in January, the restaurant’s Jenks location continues to serve diners of all ages and appetites, and at all times of the year.

On Jan. 26, 2005, Becky and Mark Chapman opened the first Melting Pot franchise in Oklahoma at RiverWalk Crossing in Jenks. By 2007, they had opened another site in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown.

Over the past 10 years, both their fondue restaurants have survived the Great Recession while the one in Jenks also lived through the financial hardships of RiverWalk Crossing.

RiverWalk Crossing operated under receivership until it was bought in May 2012 by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The tribe has been focusing on revitalizing the site and last month announced a $22 million entertainment complex to be built at the RiverWalk Crossing.

Today, the  two Melting Pot locations employ 110 people, including 45 in Jenks.

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Laurie Winslow 918-581-8466

laurie.winslow@tulsaworld.com