Fogo de Chao Opens Second Location in Houston, TX

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fogo de Chão (NASDAQ:FOGO) today announced the opening of its second Houston restaurant in The Woodlands, TX located at 1900 Hughes Landing. The new location marks the 28th Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse in the United States, and the 39th restaurant overall for the company.

After 16 years of success in Houston, 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." Right on Restaurant Row, Fogo de Chão in The Woodlands offers guests an elegant and unforgettable experience for every occasion.

"Our restaurants are rooted in the rich tradition and culture of the gaucho way of life, including passion for family, celebrations and good food," says Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. "Houston is home to a thriving culinary community and we're delighted to add our second location here, marking our fourth opening for the year and keeping us on track for our annual goal of at least five openings by year end."

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.

The Woodlands culinary team is led by Head Gaucho Chef Leonardo Pereira, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has been a gaucho chef for 16 years, nine of them with Fogo de Chão. 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.

The new Fogo de Chão restaurant is a premier dining destination located along the banks of Lake Woodlands, offering its expansive outdoor patio and private dining areas breathtaking views of the beautiful landscape.

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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 28 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 for more information.

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