Tucanos Brazilian Grill Partners with R&O Construction


CONTACTS: Bonnie Singleton
715.827.0999, bonnie@tucanos.com

 Nile Easton
nileeaston@randoco.com, (801) 971-0640


Both companies project a Spring 2017 opening for the University Place location

 Orem, Utah (Dec, 2, 2016) – Tucanos Brazilian Grill announced today the selection of Ogden’s R&O Construction to build-out the latest Tucanos restaurant at University Place, in Orem. The construction schedule is anticipated to allow for a spring 2017 opening.

“The new location at University Place will enjoy a greater seating capacity and an ability to provide even better service for our Utah County guests in an updated and vibrant atmosphere,” said Steve Oldham, president.  “We are confident that R&O Construction will be a strong partner to enable us to open quickly and seamlessly.”

R&O Construction, winner of the Excellence in Construction award by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Utah, will manage the interior build-out of a 7,500-square foot restaurant that will boast two private dining areas, a 1,000-square foot covered patio, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, and an outside fountain for guests to enjoy.  The expanded location will allow Tucanos to accommodate comfortably over 300 guests at one time.

“We are thrilled to begin a new partnership with Tucanos Brazilian Grill and will do everything we can to build and deliver an outstanding restaurant for them in the new Orem location,” R&O President and CEO Slade Opheikens said. “We have a long history of helping our clients reach their goals by ensuring the structures we build for them exceed their expectations.”

Tucanos’ new location will continue to feature the parade of freshly grilled skewers of meat, the award-winning Salad Festival, and the friendly, personal service that people have come to expect from Tucanos. Many in the community are looking forward to the new space and the enhanced amenities the University Place location will offer.

“I have been going to Tucanos for years for birthday celebrations and company parties at the other Utah locations.  It is exciting to have a new store right near my place of work.  I will definitely be visiting the new University Place location often!” Said Ammon Warner, Squire Professional with Squire & Company PC.

“I serve on the board of a local chapter of the Risk Management Association,” said Cindy Psuik, Audit Manager at Squire & Company PC. “We always hit a home run with our attendance when we use Tucanos’ meeting room for our lunch meetings.  The food is SOOO wonderful.  The new location is right in the center of things and more convenient with ample parking.  We can hardly wait!”

Tucanos combines the unique serving style of the traditional Brazilian grilling experience with the flair and festivity of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro – an exhibition-style meal surrounded by flames and colors. Churrasco, a traditional method of barbecuing in Brazil, is known for giving big flavor and juicy texture to the meat. Once the meat is cooked to perfection, servers bring the 15 skewers of grilled meats, vegetables and pineapple which are carved tableside. The experience also includes an abundant and award-winning Salad Festival, which features over 70 hot and cold selections.

The churrascaria will hold open house events for ClubTucanos members, as well as video updates on their communications channels. Tucanos invites guests and community members to visit http://www.upgoesbrazilian.com, join their loyalty program, ClubTucanos, and follow their social media pages for news and updates on the new location.


About Tucanos Brazilian Grill: 

The award-winning Tucanos Brazilian Grill is a community oriented, experiential dining destination that combines the traditional Brazilian grilling experience with the fun and flair of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Founder Steve Oldham and co-founder Joseph Heeb opened the first Tucanos in 2000 in Provo, Utah, and have since opened nine more locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Salt Lake City, Utah, Boise, Idaho, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Newport News, Virginia, St. Charles, Missouri, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Noblesville, Indiana, and Greenville, South Carolina. For more information visit http://www.Tucanos.com.

About R&O Construction

R&O Construction is celebrating its 36th year in commercial construction, and was recently listed as one of the “Top 300” contractors in the nation per Engineering News Record (ENR). R&O has offices in Ogden, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.



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