Meat lovers have reason to rejoice.
Fogo de Chão, a steakhouse chain many seek out for birthdays or other special occasions best celebrated by the gluttonous consumption of prime cuts of beef, signed a lease for a new location in the Oak Brook Commons in the Western Chicago suburbs.
The internationally renowned steakhouse, in which Brazilian cowboys slice endless cuts of steak with swords, plans to open its fourth Chicagoland location by the end of 2021 at 22nd Street and String Road in Oak Park. It will be part of a $500 million development that includes several restaurants, high-end retail, luxury apartments, offices and a public park.
“Fogo has grown over the last 40 years from a few locations in Brazil to more than 50 around the world. We attribute our international growth to the unique experience we offer our guests beyond a traditional restaurant setting,” said Barry McGowan, CEO of Fogo de Chão. “We look forward to bringing our expertise in butchery and Brazilian hospitality to the community of Oak Brook in 2021.”
The churrasco steakhouse will feature natural wood, dramatic chandeliers, a vaulted ceiling, soaring wine cases, dry-aged meat cabinets for in-house aging. The bar has craft cocktails, premium whiskeys and luxurious leather coaches.
The chain also operates locations in River North, Rosemont and Naperville, where it serves Wagyu and dry-aged steaks, as well as South American wines.
It will be located next to the 2 million-square-foot Oak Brook Center, which features a food hall, hotels, offices and a 16-screen movie theater.
For more information, visit Fogo.com, or find it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.