When Chevy's announced that they'd be closing their last San Francisco location at 3rd and Howard, someone, somewhere was probably sad. Once a mighty presence in the city, the past five years have proved a rough time for the "fresh mex" restaurant, as each of their locations in the city have closed one after the other. Now the gaping hole in the downtown chain dining scene will be filled, with another enormous ubiquitous dining outlet, Fogo de Chão.
It seems that high-end Brazilian steakhouse, known for brandishing swords of roasted meats at its diners, filed an application for a liquor license last week at Chevy's former address. Inside Scoop reports that they've also submitted a variety of building permits for renovations in the space, including increased ceiling height.
This will be second Bay Area site of the all-you-can-eat meat extravaganza (which also includes salads and sides), following the opening of San Jose's Santana Row location in 2014. One can only assume that the restaurant's proximity to the Moscone Center bodes well for the success of a $34.95 lunch buffet, which is sure to be a hit with the expense account crowd. No information on timeline yet, but stay tuned for more meaty details.