Fogo de Chao Opens Flagship Restaurant in Legacy West

The internationally renowned steakhouse from Brazil, Fogo de Chão announces its newest location will open on Monday, March 26, in Plano’s Legacy West development.

Celebrating the brand’s 40-year history by showcasing new ways to dine in an elevated setting, Fogo de Chão has a rich history dating back to 1975 when two founding brothers left their quaint countryside in Rio Grande da Sul for formal churrasqueiro training and development of the Fogo concept. In 1979, the first Fogo restaurant opened and by 1997, at the requests of loyal American guests, the Fogo concept was exported to the U.S. with a stateside debut in Dallas, Texas.

Upon entering today’s flagship restaurant, guests will have a panoramic view of the dining room, an expansive Bar Fogo area including a covered outdoor patio, and a 16-foot bas-relief interpretation of Antônio Caringi’s famous statue, O Laçador, an embodiment of the gaucho culture of Southern Brazil.

Fogo de Chão also relocated its global headquarters to Legacy West, which includes a state-of-the-art test kitchen and bar to continue to focus on global food and beverage innovation.

We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of our flagship restaurant in Legacy West,” said Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “While remaining true to our authentic Brazilian roots, this new location will be the launching pad for innovation as the Fogo brand continues to grow for years to come.” 

The Fogo Legacy West culinary team is proudly led by Head Gaucho Marcos Nascimento.  Hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he first learned the gaucho style of cooking from his father at the age of fourteen. His team of Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs personally butchers all of the meats in-house, roasts them over an open fire, and then carves each piece tableside.

The Fogo de Chão menu is anchored upon a variety of fire-roasted meats including favorites like Ribeye, double-cut Lamb Chops, and house-specialty Picanha, the most prized Brazilian steak. Fogo Legacy West will be the first location to debut a Churrasco Bar, which offers open-kitchen seating at the grill. The new restaurant will also offer a range of menu selections and prices to fit guests’ needs, including:

In addition to these nightly dinner options, Fogo will also include:

A dining experience for all ages, children six and under enjoy complimentary dining at Fogo de Chão and ages 7-12 dine at half price for the full Churrasco experience. Beverages, desserts, tax and gratuity are additional.

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North end of Legacy West
5908 Headquarters Drive, Plano TX 75024