The dress for Fogo de Chão is casual. No dress code is enforced, but the attire expected at individual locations may vary. Fogo de Chão is a fixed-price restaurant, with one cost for "all you can eat." The price is different for dinner and lunch, and it can increase if dessert or alcohol is added to a meal.
As of October 2014, cities in the United States with a Fogo de Chão location include Portland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, San Diego, Scottsdale, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Rosemont, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
Fogo de Chão is known for featuring many different types of meat, and this meat is cooked the gaucho way, over an open fire pit. The restaurant also offers Brazilian-style drinks. The first Fogo de Chão restaurant opened in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Fogo de Chão expanded to the United States in 1997, with the first U.S. location opening in Dallas. Fogo de Chão was founded by brothers born in Rio Grande do Sul. They began their careers as waiters and moved up to assistant churrasqueiros, and then to churrasqueiro chef positions.