Rodizio Grill to Open Its First Location in Braintree

Rodizio Grill to Open Its First Location in Braintree

Rodizio Grill, America’s First Brazilian Steakhouse, is getting ready to open its twelfth location at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts on March 8, 2013. Rodizio Grillhas become a beloved destination restaurant in the markets it currently operates and provides guests with authentic Brazilian cuisine along with endless perfectly seasoned grilled meats carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos.

“In recent years we’ve seen strong interest and growth in this fun and festive concept. We believe the community of Braintree will love and embrace Rodizio Grill and its unique Brazilian style,” said David Knighton, Rodizio Grill’s Director of Development.

Rodizio Grill was the first Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, to serve U.S. customers starting in 1995. Originating in Colorado, founder Ivan Utrera brought this popular Brazilian concept, along with cherished family recipes, from his hometown of São Paulo, Brazil. Today, Rodizio Grill is has won many prestigious Best of State awards in the Mountain West where it has prominently operated for the past 17 years.

“Rodizio Grill is a unique concept where the guest is truly in control of their own dining experience,” stated Utrera. “The opening of our twelfth location is a testament to the growing popularity of this concept and we could not be more thrilled to be sharing the Brazilian culture with guests nationwide.”

Rodizio Grill’s menu features three-foot meat skewers, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads and a wide variety of homemade desserts make for an unforgettable dining experience. Guests can indulge in Brazilian favorites like Pao de Queijo (Cheese Bread), Couve (Sautéed Collard Greens and Bacon), Picanha (Top Sirloin) and Pudim de Leite, a delicious creamy Brazilian Caramel Flan, just to name a few. Everything at Rodizio Grill is made fresh every day, adding to the authenticity of the establishment.

Rodizio Grill Braintree will be locally owned and operated by Basel Al-Nammari and Renee Torres, both seasoned restaurateurs. The restaurant will be located inside Braintree’s premier shopping destination, the South Shore Plaza Shopping Center on 250 Granite Street.

“When the concept was introduced to us, we fell in love with it and knew that it was something that we wanted to bring to the Braintree community,” stated Al-Nammari. “We are really excited to embark in this new venture and are certain that it will have great success.”

Rodizio Grill is the first authentic Brazilian style steakhouse in the U.S. It was established in 1995. Its all-inclusive menu offers unlimited appetizers, over 30 gourmet salads, and over 15 rotisserie grilled meats and grilled items, served tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. More information can be found by calling 801-567-0500 or visiting