Distinctly a South American style rotisserie, it owes its origins to the fireside roasts of the gaúchos of southern Brazil traditionally from the Pampa region, centuries ago. In modern restaurants, rodizio service is typically offered. Passadors (meat waiters) come to your table with knives and a skewer, on which are speared various kinds of meat, be it beef, pork, filet mignon, lamb, chicken, duck, ham (and pineapple), sausage, fish, or any other sort of local cut of meat.
In the United States some upscale churrascaria chain restaurants such as Amor de Brazil, Brazzaz, Fogo de Chão, Fogovivo, Rumjungle, Rodizio Grill, Texas de Brazil & Rafain have opened in several states.
Fogo de Chao: this Brazilian churrascaria operation relies on highly trained chefs and customized E&S to create a true dining experience.(Chain Operator All-Star)
Dec 01, 2005; With just nine restaurants total, Fogo de Chao has the fewest units of any chain featured in this special edition of Foodservice...