Fogo de Chão announced that it has signed a lease agreement to open its first location in Richmond. The new restaurant is slated to open by the end of the year at West Broad Village, a premier destination for entertainment and dining at 11221 W Broad Street. The bustling suburb of Glen Allen attracts many residents and visitors alike with its unique combination of urban conveniences, natural spaces and a relaxed pace making it an ideal location for Fogo’s newest Virginia location.
The announcement for a location in Richmond supports the brand’s continued 15% annu al restaurant growth across the United States. 2023 has proven to be another strong year for Fogo with 22 new domestic and international leases signed and recent openings in key markets including Quito, Ecuador, Lynnwood, W.A., National Harbor, M.D., Woodland Hills, C.A., Paramus, N.J., and Providence, R.I., with more planned for later this year. Additionally, the announcement proceeds the company’s recently announced plans to enter Turkey and Bolivia and an opening in Ecuador as the brand continues to execute its strategic global growth plan.
“Following the success of the Reston location, we were eager to bring another location to Virginia. We are thrilled to open our first Richmond restaurant at West Broad Village and introduce the culinary art of churrasco to the local community,” says Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “We look forward to welcoming guests in Richmond soon to give them culinary discoveries you can’t find at any other restaurant.”
Designed in partnership with global architecture and design agency Harrison, the Richmond restaurant will showcase Fogo’s recent brand transformation with enhanced design and innovation platforms in a warm, timeless and approachable setting that complements the local Richmond community. The restaurant will feature an expansive dining room centered around an open churrasco grill, offering guests a view of gaucho chefs butchering, hand carving, and grilling high-quality cuts of protein over an open flame. A white Carrera marble Market Table will be anchored at the front of the grill featuring seasonal salads, fresh superfoods, cured meats, antipasti and more. In the new restaurant, engaging social gathering spaces will be layered throughout Bar Fogo and the dining room to further enhance the guest experience and ambiance by providing inviting, conversational areas to linger and enjoy bar bites and craft cocktails. Dry-aged meat lockers for in-house aging will display indulgent cuts such as a 32 oz. Long-Bone Tomahawk Ribeye, aged for a minimum of 42 days for rich flavor.
The restaurant located at West Broad Village, an open-air premier dining, retail, and entertainment destination with over 35 unique stores and restaurants, marks the third Fogo location in Virginia, joining a recently opened restaurant at Reston Town Center, and a location in Tysons near the Galleria. All new innovations and enhanced experiences will accompany Fogo’s everyday offerings, including Weekday Lunch, Weekend Brazilian Brunch, Bar Fogo, Group and Private Dining, To-Go and Butcher Shop options in addition to Full-Service catering which includes on-site cooking with portable churrasco grills, gaucho chefs and a curated dining experience.