RIO Brazilian Steakhouse will open its newest venue in York at the former Piccolino site at 18 Bridge Street on Saturday 16th September, after an exclusive VIP launch on Friday 15th September.
Founded in Jesmond in November 2019, RIO adds a seventh site in York to its current locations in Jesmond, Newcastle’s Quayside, Middlesbrough, Durham City Centre, Warrington and Chester.
Co-owner Rodrigo Grassi said: “We have found the RIO opening model to work well with our team, they are well oiled at new openings which maintains high levels of customer satisfaction and service.
“As for future prospects we are still in negotiations with landlords in a number of locations to open more RIO sites. Some are further down the line than others with some being held up due to red tape, but we expect to roll out at least another four RIOs in 2024, with the aim to do more.”
RIO Brazilian Steakhouse is part of the Tomahawk Steakhouse Group, owned by co- founders Rodrigo Grassi and Howard Eggleston.