The History of Texas de Brazil

Our story begins in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Living the cattle rancher’s life and feasting in the traditional rodizio style native to this region, one of the partners had visions of bringing this culture north to the United States. The unique concept offers diners a parade of meats and an extravagant seasonal salad area. After years of hoping and dreaming, this rodizio vision became a reality. The destination of choice was no other than the cattleman’s land … Texas.

Settling in Texas, it was apt that this unique style brought from Brazil be combined with the hospitality that is indigenous to the lone star state. Combining the culture and feast of Brazil with the service and class of the states, Texas de Brazil Brazilian Steakhouse emerged. Texas de Brazil is family owned and operated and continues to expand both domestically and internationally to bring the Brazilian Steakhouse dining experience to new and exciting geographical locations.

Company Timeline

  • 2015

    The first of Texas de Brazil’s openings this year was a great success! The company opened a second location in Alabama in the city of Huntsville.

  • 2014

    The year 2014 was the year of expansions for Texas de Brazil! The restaurant opened up a location in Norfolk, Virginia – the third of its locations in Virginia. Additionally, they expanded in Tennessee with a new location in the country music capital, Nashville.

  • 2014

    Texas de Brazil opened its first NYC location in February 2014, the first opening of 2014 as well. A location opened in Birmingham, Alabama at Birmingham’s Uptown entertainment district near to BJCC. The Birmingham location is the restaurants 30th location. Texas de Brazil opened its next locations in Buffalo, New York at the bustling and lively Walden Galleria and another location in Albany, New York at Crossgates Mall, a mecca for shopping.

  • 2013

    Texas de Brazil was named to Nation’s Restaurant News “Top 50 Breakout Brands” based on the concept’s ethnic cuisine, differentiated service and premium product quality.

  • 2013

    Columbus, Houston, Pittsburgh, Syracuse- The year started off with a bang as Columbus at Easton Town Center, Houston at City Centre, Pittsburgh at Station Square and Syracuse all opened within weeks of each other in exciting mixed used entertainment, dining and retail destinations.

  • 2012

    Yonkers, Salt Lake –Texas de Brazil opened locations in brand new shopping centers including Westchester’s Ridge Hill in Yonkers and City Creek Center in downtown Salt Lake.

  • 2011

    Tampa, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Puerto Rico & Trinidad – Continuing with aggressive growth, Texas de Brazil opened locations at MetWest in Tampa, downtown Detroit, and across from the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale. The company also added international franchised locations for the first time in San Juan, Puerto Rico, near the convention center as well as in Port of Spain Trinidad.

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