The successful Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo de Chão, announced earlier this month that they will be opening two new locations in New Jersey.

Bridgewater and Wayne will soon be the new home for the two restaurants, however, it is not known at this time when this year they will open.

The move is just one part of a twelve site initiative taken by Fogo in 2023. Although 45 years old, it was just last year that the chain saw its strongest growth, with new restaurants in El Segundo, Calif.; Coral Gables, Fla.; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Queens, N.Y.; Reston, Va.; and Monterrey, Mexico.

Last year also saw the chain enter into franchise agreements in Canada, the Philippines, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador.

“At Fogo, we will continue our strategic growth plans in 2023 with leases and development agreements signed to open restaurants in new domestic and international markets,” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “We are honored that the demand for our unique dining experience in both new and existing markets remains strong as we continue to grow our brand on a global scale. Where there is demand, we will expand, and we are thrilled to bring the culinary art of churrasco to more communities this year.”

Wayne and Bridgewater will bring the number of Fogo steakhouses in the state to three, with a Paramus location scheduled to open next month.