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Rodizio Grill

September 07, 2016 12:10 ET

Rodizio Grill®, America's First Brazilian Steakhouse®, to Open First Location in Arizona

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - September 07, 2016) - Rodizio Grill®, will open its first location in Arizona late this year. Located in Mesa's premiere lifestyle shopping center, Village Square at Dana Park, Rodizio Grill will introduce a truly authentic Brazilian dining experience to residents and visitors alike. With the spirit of fun, adventure, and alegria that gives the brand its distinctive name, Rodizio Grill is sure to become an instant family favorite.

"Over the past twenty years, the number one market request from guests has been from the Phoenix metropolitan area," said Ivan Utrera, Founder and President of Rodizio Grill. "From our humble beginnings in Denver, Colorado, through our expansion throughout the nation, we've always wanted to be able to come here. We're perfectly delighted to finally realize that dream."

Established in 1995, Rodizio Grill was the first Brazilian "churrasco" steakhouse in the United States. Twenty years later, the brand remains known for its playful Brazilian spirit, authentic menu offerings and family-friendly atmosphere. The unique concept features rotisserie grilled meat, expertly seasoned and carved tableside by traditionally dressed Gauchos. While the meats are the main attraction, they are complemented with an award-winning gourmet salad bar, marked by original salads, fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, and authentic hot side dishes. Thirsty after all that? No worries, Rodizio Grill's reputation hinges on its unparalleled selection of real, fresh-pressed juices, homemade Brazilian Limeades, signature cocktails and an extensive wine list featuring a variety of Brazilian imported wine. At the end of the meal, guests can enjoy a selection of exclusive, homemade desserts authentic to the entire experience -- a treat not found anywhere else.

And just as a commitment to authentic food is important, so is a commitment to the significance of family in Brazilian culture. Because of this, Rodizio Grill offers discounted pricing for children and special promotions for family celebrations such as birthdays, weddings, and other milestones. The Rodizio Grill email club provides these special offers and more, to enable family and friends to celebrate together the Brazilian way. Another draw for families looking for fun are the three annual promotions unique to Rodizio Grill: Bacon Fest, Rodizio Americano BBQ Fest, and Wild Game Fest. These events offer the traditional Rodizio favorites alongside limited-time custom menu items created to tempt, challenge, or dazzle. Brazilians love any reason to celebrate, and these three events are the perfect excuse. It transforms dinner from a meal into a memory.

"Rodizio Grill offers an experience that transports you to Brazil, with all its culture and tastes. Here you can escape the ordinary. And it's well suited for any occasion, whether it be a date night, business luncheon, or family celebration," said Nick Clayton, co-owner of the new Rodizio Grill -- Mesa, and owner of Rodizio Grill in Milwaukee. Clayton has been with the company for over 12 years, starting as a server and learning to carve meat as a Gaucho, and eventually becoming General Manager of the Salt Lake City, UT location. "I've had the pleasure of seeing thousands of guests come through our doors, each enjoying the culture unique to Rodizio Grill. I am thrilled to bring this concept to the community."

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About Rodizio Grill®:

Established in 1995, Rodizio Grill® The Brazilian Steakhouse™ is the first authentic Brazilian steakhouse in the U.S., founded by Ivan Utrera who wanted to bring this popular Brazilian Churrascaria concept, along with cherished family recipes, to the USA from his home country of Brazil. Rodizio Grill's all-inclusive menu offers unlimited Brazilian sides, over 30 gourmet salads, and rotisserie grilled meats and grilled items, carved tableside by Rodizio Gauchos. For more information, visit

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