Fogo de Chão Opens First Middle East Location

Southern Brazilian steakhouse brings centuries-old tradition of churrasco to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internationally renowned Southern Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão  (NASDAQ:FOGO) today announced the opening of its first Middle East restaurant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in a joint venture with the Enany Group of Companies. The new restaurant represents a strategic execution of Fogo’s plan to continue its international expansion in key markets with strategic partners.

“International expansion is important to our continued and long-term success,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “Jeddah is a global city with an exciting culinary scene, presenting a unique opportunity to introduce Fogo to guests from all over the world. We are thrilled to work with the Enany Group to officially join the community and share our passion for Southern Brazilian cooking and hospitality with Saudi residents and visitors.”

Mr. Fahad Enany, a principal of the Enany Group commented, “We’re proud to bring the internationally renowned restaurant Fogo de Chão from Brazil to the heart of Jeddah, and to be the first to introduce the truly authentic Brazilian experience of churrasco to the Kingdom.” 

Located in Jeddah Square, Fogo is near many of the most impressive and popular of the city’s sites including the Red Sea, the Corniche and high-end shopping areas. The multi-story restaurant has two floors of dining with several private dining areas as well as a large rooftop terrace and lounge.  

The new location will offer guests the full churrasco experience – the art of roasting meats over an open fire, which Fogo de Chão began serving nearly 40 years ago in Southern Brazil. Additionally, a variety of dining options and experiences are available including:

  • Gaucho Lunch: A customizable experience designed to accommodate the busy schedules of weekday diners and business professionals.
  • Seafood: Brazilian-inspired seafood options such as grilled shrimp, mango sea bass and grilled salmon are available a-la-carte.
  • Group and Private Dining: Fogo de Chão offers group, private and semi-private dining for celebrations and meetings.
  • Fogo Lounge: A large rooftop terrace and lounge offering a selection of small plates and unique mocktails.

For more information, visit http://www.fogo.com.

About Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão, Inc. is a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specialized for more than 37 years in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. The company was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and expanded into the U.S. in 1997. There are currently 49 locations throughout Brazil, the United States, Mexico, and the Middle East including locations in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago and Mexico City. For more information, visit fogo.com or Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

About the Enany Group
The Enany Group of Companies is a global investment group headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and operating across the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.  Since 1975, the Enany Group has continued to expand its global interests and commercial activities into different industries, including real estate development, information technology, food and beverage, sports, leisure and tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, facilities management and asset management.

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U.S. Media Contact:
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