Q&A: Jair Coser, founder of Fogo de Chão

Brazilian churrascaria says timing is right for expansion

After taking three years off from growth, Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian churrascaria, is opening three new units in six months.

The Dallas-based company, which currently has 16 units in the United States, opened its seventh Brazilian unit in June in Rio de Janeiro, which has a view of scenic Sugar Loaf, and plans to open in Las Vegas in November and Orlando, Fla., in January.

The 30-year-old chain, which was founded in Brazil by brothers Jair and Arri Coser, will open in th

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