Warrington restaurant GM wins a Melting Pot

Jason Long, general manager of The Melting Pot restaurant in Warrington, will soon be his own boss.

Long, 39, of Doylestown, won the top prize, a Melting Pot franchise worth about $1 million, in the episode of the A&E reality show Be the Boss that aired Sunday.

Blog Image 982908 - Reed
Jason Long has been general manager of The Melting Pot in Warrington for 2 1/2 years.

He will take ownership of The Melting Pot restaurant in Sarasota, Florida, sometime next year.

Long thought he was competing against a Melting Pot employee from Louisville, Ky., for a promotion to a corporate position.  

“At first I was disappointed that I didn’t win the promotion,” Long said after the show aired. “When [company CEO] Bob Johnston handed me the keys to the restaurant, I was confused and completely overwhelmed as I didn’t realize becoming a Melting Pot franchisee was even on the table during the competition.

“I was focused on winning the promotion, so was completely shocked by being given the opportunity to actually own a restaurant,” Long said in a statement.

At the end of the show, he pulled the same trick on his relatives, telling them he had not gotten the promotion. He quickly added that he was getting his own franchise.

A video of the full episode can be viewed at www.aetv.com/be-the-boss/video/the-melting-pot-11452483607.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Load comments