Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil has announced plans to open a location at the District Wharf. In a press release, the steak house chain reported a new location coming to the Wharf is among 17 new locations the company will open in North America over the next 24 months. The new Fogo de Chão at the Wharf will be located on the ground floor of the Williams & Connolly building near 7th & Maine Avenue.

“The Wharf is known for its diverse and vibrant culinary scene, attracting both locals and tourists,” Barry McGowan, CEO of Fogo de Chão, told Commercial Observer. “Situated along the waterfront, opening our restaurant at The Wharf will provide a unique and appealing ambiance for diners, enhancing their overall dining experience.”

A Fogo de Chão at the Wharf adds another option for visitors and residents to enjoy steaks and chops.  The company says that in addition to the Market Table & Feijoada Bar, (Fogo’s version of a salad bar) guests are served simply-seasoned meats that are butchered, fire-roasted and carved tableside by gaucho chefs. 

The company, founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, cited recent worldwide success and an aggressive customer base to support the company’s ongoing expansion.“Fueled by a growing, diverse guest demographic, 87% of which comprises Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, Fogo’s growth strategy continues to focus on penetrating existing markets to enhance guest convenience and offering new guests discovery dining opportunities in previously untapped trade areas, said the company in the press release. 

“As we look ahead to the next 24 months, Fogo de Chão is positioned for yet another transformative chapter of growth as we continue to scale our authentic experiential dining concept globally,” said McGowan. “We are a category-leading, international brand and are actively securing leases and forging development agreements in regions where we already have a presence, while simultaneously breaking ground in new capital cities around the world.”

Fogo offers differentiated menus and prices from lunch, dinner and weekend brunch to indulgent Wagyu, All-Day Happy Hour and half priced bottles of South American wines every day. Group dining, full-service catering and delivery options are available for any celebration or gathering. For locations and more information visit

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