Fogo de Chao Opens New Location in Summerlin, NV

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fogo de Chão (NASDAQ:FOGO) today announced the opening of its second Las Vegas area restaurant in Summerlin, NV located at 10975 Oval Park Drive. The new location marks the 27th Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in the United States, and the 38th restaurant overall for the company.

Fogo de Chão is pleased to bring another convenient location to new and loyal guests looking to enjoy its authentic Southern Brazilian hospitality, including the gaucho traditions of churrasco, the art of roasting meats over an open fire, and espeto corrido, or “continuous service.”

“We are thrilled to open a second Fogo de Chão in the Las Vegas area and to be joining the Downtown Summerlin family,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “We’ve kept an eye on the evolution of Downtown Summerlin and are very excited to establish Fogo as a regular destination for residents and tourists, as well as to be part of the area’s vibrant community.”

The newest Fogo de Chão restaurant features the concept’s signature prix fixe tasting menu of up to 20 cuts of perfectly seasoned, fire-roasted meats, including house specialties the Picanha (signature sirloin), Filet, Ribeye, Cordeiro (lamb), Lombo (pork) & Frango (chicken). Additionally, Fogo offers a gourmet Market Table with an abundance of seasonal salads, fresh vegetables, hot side dishes, a charcuterie area, smoked salmon and Southern Brazilian side dishes. To further complement the dining experience, the restaurant offers an award-winning wine list, tempting dessert menu, and creative and classic cocktails. Guests can also choose between the lighter seafood selections or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.

Summerlin’s culinary team is proudly led by Head Gaucho Chef Milton Kerber, who first learned the gaucho style of cooking on his family farm in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The new location also features Bar Fogo, a casual way to experience Fogo with shareable small plates, specialty cocktails, an extensive wine selection; daily Happy Hour specials in the bar and patio; and the new Gaucho Lunch Menu, featuring convenient options to meet weekday lunchtime diners’ busy schedules.

Fogo de Chão was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil and expanded into the U.S. in 1997. The new Downtown Summerlin location boasts a vibrant dining room, an outdoor patio, and a lively bar area. Private dining space is also available and offers complimentary A/V equipment, making Fogo the ideal place for meetings and group events.

For hours of operation and additional information, please visit www.FOGO.com.

About Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shoun) is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for over 35 years in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo delivers a distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience through the combination of high-quality Brazilian cuisine and a differentiated service model known as espeto corrido (Portuguese for “continuous service”) delivered by gaucho chefs. Fogo offers its guests a tasting menu of meats featuring up to 20 cuts, a gourmet Market Table with seasonal salads, soup and fresh vegetables, seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. The first Fogo de Chão opened in Brazil in 1979. The Company currently operates 27 restaurants in the United States, 10 in Brazil and one joint venture restaurant in Mexico. The Company’s stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol FOGO. Visit FOGO.com for more information.

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