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Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse Raises $65,000 For Junior Achievement

DALLAS, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, award-winning Fogo de Chao partnered with Junior Achievement, the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, and raised $65,000 nationwide!

The authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse offered a charitable dinner package at 16 of the restaurant's US locations during the month of April - Financial Literacy Month - for a special price of $45-$50 per person (a $75 value) and $25 for children. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefited the Junior Achievement chapters to raise awareness around the need for youth financial literacy education and to support broader implementation of JA's programs.

The cities that participated in this initiative were Dallas, Texas; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Las Vegas, Nevada; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Beverly Hills, California; Houston, Texas; Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; Scottsdale, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Atlanta, Georgia.

"On behalf of Junior Achievement, thank you to Fogo de Chao for their generosity and support, and for their dedication to youth financial literacy," said Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA®. "These fundraising events are excellent examples around how JA can forge strong local partnerships which benefit young people."

In addition to the $65,000 raised at each of the 16 fundraising events, Fogo de Chao also donated $16,000 in promotional cards to benefit the local Junior Achievement chapters' initiatives.

"Fogo de Chao is absolutely thrilled that we were able to support such a wonderful organization during a critical time period, Financial Literacy Month," said Larry Johnson, CEO of Fogo de Chao. "Our restaurants across the country are proud supporters of Junior Achievement, as we know how crucial it is to begin educating children about the economy at a young age. We look forward to a strong and valuable relationship with JA for many years to come."

About Junior Achievement USA Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Visit for more information.

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