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Fogo de Chao Introduces Special Holiday Items and Extended Hours

DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse will have special hours during the holidays, with several locations open on Christmas Day, and offer holiday menu additions included as part of their Full Churrasco Experience. New items include a classic slow roasted beef roast; Quentão (keen-tao) – a warm Brazilian mulled red wine made with fresh oranges, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; Sweet Potato Casserole with rich butter, cinnamon, and toasted marshmallows; and tender New York Strip steak carved tableside by gaucho chefs.

Quentão, a traditional Brazilian mulled wine, is simmered with fresh oranges, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and star anise and served warm. Available December 24 through January 1st.


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Fogo offers a lively and elegant atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating with family, friends and loved ones during this holiday season. Fogo de Chão shares the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco, the art of roasting meats over an open fire, and espeto corrido, or "continuous service." Their menu features a wealth of savory, fire-roasted meats perfectly seasoned, prepared and carved tableside for each guest by a team of authentic Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soups, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange and toasted yucca flour), and authentic 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.

"The holidays are a time to celebrate and being from Brazil, celebrating is part of our DNA," says Larry Johnson, CEO. "We've added new holiday-inspired menu items to make our dining experience even more exciting; couple that with our team's warm Southern Brazilian hospitality and Fogo is a not-to-be missed stop this holiday season."

All locations will be open Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Hours vary by location. Locations open on Christmas Day include Addison, TX; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Beverly Hills, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; Las Vegas, NV; Minneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Washington, D.C. Reservations are highly recommended. Visit Fogo.com for more information, hours of operation, and to make a reservation. The limited time menu items are included as part of the Full Churrasco Experience from December 24 through January 1st.

About Fogo de Chão

Fogo de Chão® Churrascaria - Brazilian Steakhouse was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil and expanded into the U.S. in 1997. There are currently 39 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, and Mexico, with recent openings in The Woodlands, TX; Summerlin, NV; Mexico City; a second location in Rio de Janeiro; and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, visit Fogo.com or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For a visual representation of the story of Fogo de Chão, watch "The Gaucho Way," a documentary-style video that is shot through the eyes of real Fogo de Chão Brazilian gauchos and explores the restaurant's deep cultural roots in Southern Brazil.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Kristina Jorge, ICR kjorge@icrinc.com 646-277-1234

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