Fogo de Chão announced that it has expanded its U.S. restaurant base by opening its first Michigan location in Troy, and its third Florida location in Jacksonville. The two openings mark the 49th and 50th locations, worldwide, for the international restaurant brand.
“I’m incredibly pleased by our steady growth in the U.S. market. This is a testament to the power of our unique concept, our award-winning experience, strong value proposition and rich Brazilian heritage,” says Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “These attributes are the cornerstone of every Fogo location, showing that high quality hospitality coupled with thoughtful innovation, appeals to both new and loyal guests all around the world.”
The Troy restaurant, located at 301 Big Beaver Road, is now open and part of the Big Beaver Corridor which features an array of shopping, restaurants and hotels that serve both the residential and corporate office spaces that anchor the area.
The Jacksonville restaurant is now open at the booming Town Center Area at 4784 Town Center Parkway, and is surrounded by some of the city’s best entertainment, shopping and dining.
Each restaurant features a ten foot tall bas relief rendition of O Laçador, a famous statue constructed in 1958 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the home of the original Fogo de Chão. The statue pays homage to an influential leader of the gaucho culture named Paixão Côrtes. Additionally, there is a large glass viewing area of the kitchen showcasing the open-fire grill and allowing guests a view of Fogo’s gaucho chefs roasting high-quality cuts of meat in the centuries-old Brazilian tradition of churrasco. Both restaurants also have excellent group and private dining options.
Like all Fogo de Chão restaurants, the new locations give guests a unique experience called espeto corrido, or continuous tableside service. The menu is anchored in a variety of fire-roasted meats expertly prepared and carved tableside by gaucho chefs. Guest favorites include a new Cowboy bone-in Ribeye, double-cut Lamb Chops, and house-specialty Picanha, the most prized Brazilian steak. In addition to the full churrasco experience, the restaurants offer many ways for guests to enjoy Fogo at a variety of prices and portion sizes including weekday lunch starting at $15, weekend Brazilian brunch, Bar Fogo as well as seafood and vegetarian options.
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