San Francisco-based Fondue is giving up the ghost, finally admitting that the 1970s are over, and that its dipped-food business model is unworkable.
An e-mail went out to the few remaining Fondue customers on July 3rd; it’s telling that no one even noticed until almost two months later:
Dear Loyal Fondue User:
We will discontinue offering Fondue as a food preparation option tomorrow, July 4. We thought it fitting to end this All-American food permanently on the anniversary of our nation’s birth.
Thank you for your interest and your support of Fondue in the past. If you are interested in foods prepared in similar styles to Fondue, we suggest corn dogs, mozzarella cheese sticks, and chocolate-covered cherries.
Sincerely, The Fondue Team
Fondue joins the CrunchFood DeadPool.