Fogo Hospitality Inc.

General Information

(Note: Fogo Hospitality Inc. withdrew its IPO registration in a letter to the SEC, a March 19, 2024, filing shows. The Brazilian steakhouse chain agreed to be acquired by Bain Capital last summer. Fogo Hospitality filed its S-1 on Nov. 16, 2021.)

We are Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shoun), an internationally renowned, growing restaurant brand. For more than 40 years, we have been known for creating lively and memorable experiences for our guests and serving high-quality cuisine at an approachable price point, all inspired by Brazilian family-style dining. Our menu is fresh, unique and innovative, and is centered on premium cuts of grilled meats, each expertly butchered and simply seasoned, utilizing the centuries-old cooking technique of churrasco, and carved tableside by our gaucho chefs. Fogo’s guests are invited to partake in The Full Churrasco Experience, which allows them to enjoy as many of our high-quality meats and Market Table offerings as they desire at an accessible fixed price. Our unique model enables us to compete across multiple dining occasions and formats, which results in a vast addressable market. As of January 2, 2022, our total footprint is 62 locations, of which 55 are company-owned and 48 of these are in the U.S. (across 21 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), with long-term domestic U.S. unit potential of at least 300 restaurants, representing a substantial 20-year growth opportunity.

The exceptional price-value of our offering appeals to a diverse population, and in particular resonates with Millennial and Generation X demographic groups, who collectively represent approximately 79% of our guests, based on a 2018 survey, providing an attractive guest composition to drive positive traffic growth for years to come. Our guests visit our restaurants across a wide range of dining occasions and dayparts, driving high restaurant traffic, averaging 142,000 guests per U.S. restaurant in Fiscal 2021. Our high traffic is further supported by fast table turns because our guests do not need to wait for their entrées to be prepared to order, as our gaucho chefs circulate on a continuous service model, providing a personalized experience that is tailored to each guest’s specific preferences and desired pace of dining. Our gaucho chefs’ dual role as both a chef and server enables them to earn comparatively higher income through a tip pool, which, combined with a path to management, drives a long average gaucho tenure of over four years as of January 2, 2022, while also driving passion in our employee base, better guest experience, and stronger performance in our restaurants.

Note: Revenue and net income figures in the chart below are for the fiscal year ended Jan. 2, 2022: Revenue of $430.56 million and net income of $22.25 million.

**Note: Revenue and net income figures for the 26 weeks ended July 3, 2022: Revenue of $259.96 million and net income of $16.62 million, according to an S-1/A filing dated Aug. 19, 2022.

(Note: Fogo Hospitality Inc. filed its S-1 on Nov. 16, 2021, after submitting confidential IPO documents to the SEC on Sept. 17, 2021. As of its most recent S-1/A dated Nov. 14, 2022, Fogo Hospitality still had not filed terms for its IPO. The Brazilian restaurant company updated its financial statements through the 26 weeks ended July 3, 2022, in its S-1/A filing dated Aug. 19, 2022.)

Industry: Restaurant chain
Founded: 1979
Contact Information
Address 14850 Quorum Drive, Suite 500 Dallas, TX 75254
Phone Number (972) 960-9533
Web Address
View Prospectus: Fogo Hospitality Inc.
Financial Information
Market Cap
Revenues $430.56 mil (last 12 months)
Net Income $22.25 mil (last 12 months)
IPO Profile
Symbol FOGO
Exchange NYSE
Shares (millions): 0.0
Price range $0.00 - $0.00
Est. $ Volume $100.0 mil
Manager / Joint Managers Morgan Stanley/ BofA Securities/ Jefferies/ Credit Suisse/ Piper Sandler/ Raymond James/ Stephens, Inc./ Truist Securities
CO-Managers AmeriVet Securities/ Drexel Hamilton
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Status: Withdrawn
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