Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Dallas-based global design consulting firm Harrison has been enlisted by Fogo de Chão to apply its branding, interior design and architectural expertise to several of the brand’s new restaurants across the country, including its upcoming Fort Lauderdale, Fla., location.
Harrison will oversee the interior design and architecture for the restaurant, slated to open in 2022. Fogo first announced plans to open its fifth Florida location on the corner of Southeast Third Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year.
“We are delighted to continue to support Fogo de Chão in designing their new high-profile Fort Lauderdale location,” says Keith Anderson, chief operating officer of Harrison. “Fogo is a timeless, approachable restaurant that puts its Southern Brazilian culture at the center of the dining experience. With its unique heritage in mind, we’ve created a warm and approachable design which places the churrasco grill at the heart of the restaurant. The streetscape is transformed through the introduction of the featured caipirinha patio incorporating an outside bar for guests to enjoy crafted cocktails. We incorporated the brand’s personality by integrating woven patterns inspired by hand-crafted artisan techniques. These thoughtful details allow guests to touch with their eyes and convey a timeless essence that spans the past, present and future.”
The new restaurant will feature unique design aesthetics, including floor-to-ceiling windows, modern chandeliers and rich furnishing colors that pay homage to Fogo’s Brazilian roots. A covered outdoor patio will allow for al fresco dining, and private dining spaces can accommodate intimate gatherings as well as larger celebratory events. There is also a glass-encased wine room.
With offices in Dallas, London, Birmingham, Ala., and Melbourne, Harrison has partnered with major global brands as well as local independent businesses to deliver 6,000+ projects over the last 32 years. For more information, visit www.harrison.hn.
Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is an internationally renowned steakhouse founded in Southern Brazil in 1979. Fogo elevates the centuries-old cooking technique of churrasco — the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame — into a cultural dining experience of discovery. Fogo has 57 locations across the globe, including 45 in the United States, six in Brazil, four in Mexico and two in the Middle East. Five additional U.S. locations, plus franchised restaurants in Mexico, are currently under development, including a flagship experience in Coral Gables, Fla. For more information, visit www.Fogo.com.