London-based Brazilian restaurant group Rodizio Rico is to expand outside the capital with the opening of a site at Birmingham's Cube development.
Rodizio Rico, which has four sites across London, specialises in authentic Brazilian food with a focus on grilled meats, offering a unique style of service where passadors (meat carvers) pass from table to table, slicing different cuts of meat from skewers onto diners' plates.
The Birmingham site, which is set to open at the Cube early next year, will cover 7350sq m on the seventh floor of the building overlooking the city's canal side. The restaurant will accommodate up to 250 diners.
Neil Edginton, director at the Cube, said he was delighted to have signed another London operator.
"Rodizio Rico offers a unique restaurant experience that adds to our growing leisure plans and shows that there really is something for everyone at the Cube," he said.
"The canalside unit has proved extremely popular, with many businesses now competing for space, but Rodizio Rico offers something a bit different with the quality and authenticity that we were looking to bring into the building."
Rodizio Rico currently operates four sites in London in Islington, Fulham, Westbourne Grove and at the O2.
The signing of Rodizio Rico comes after the Cube signed former three-Michelin-starred chef Marco Pierre White, who will open a Steakhouse Bar and Grill on the top floor of the 25-storey building.
White's restaurant forms part of a £10m investment by Sanguine Hospitality, which will also develop a four-star boutique hotel on the two floors below the restaurant as well as a luxury health club and spa on the ground floor public levels of the building.
By Kerstin Kühn
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