Fogo de Chao restaurant

Sales-building efforts prove fruitful for Fogo de Chão

U.S. same-store sales rise 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter

Fogo de Chão Inc. said Tuesday that same-store sales rose 3.5 percent in the U.S. in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 3, as the Dallas-based chain’s efforts to get customers to visit more often took hold.

Same-store sales were flat in the chain’s Brazil market, which has been hit hard by recession, and rose 2.8 percent for the full 41-unit chain. 

“2015 was a great year for Fogo de Chão,” CEO Larry Johnson said in a statement Tuesday. He noted that the chain opened six U.

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