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Café Brazil to open under the GrandMarc

Award-winning Café Brazil will open its first Tarrant County restaurant in place of Los Vaqueros, beneath the GrandMarc.

Brant Wood, CEO of Café Brazil, said there are 10 locations around Dallas, and he felt the restaurant’s 24/7 concept is perfect for college students.

“We are known in the business for taking over failed restaurant space and converting it into a Café Brazil and being successful doing that,” Wood said.

Café Brazil will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, although the menu is primarily breakfast-based with omelets, crepes and other traditional breakfast foods, Wood said.

The Fort Worth location is projected to open in the middle of March, although its goal is to open before that time period, Wood said.

The location was chosen for the close proximity to the TCU campus, and Wood said he hoped to attract all TCU students as customers.

The restaurant has a self-service coffee bar for a bottomless cup of coffee with seven different flavors, he said. He added the restaurant will also provide free Wi-Fi.

“It is a really good fit for a campus setting,” Wood said.

According to the Café Brazil website, the restaurant serves American and Tex-Mex foods, and also offers take-out and catering.

TCU student and GrandMarc resident Clifton Dickerson said he is excited about the new restaurant.

“It will be a good addition, especially with us being college students and being up, late it actually gives us somewhere to go,” Dickerson, a senior psychology major, said.

Junior communication studies major Jordan Young said that she regularly studied in the library her freshman year, but now she liked to find a new place to study to change it up. Young said a new 24-hour location would be a great place to use.

Wood said Café Brazil is currently hiring 45 employees for the new location. For more information about the restaurant and hiring visit their website at

Cafe Brazil

– Opened for business in December 1991 in Dallas

– Ten locations in the Dallas area

– Open 24 hours a day

– Serves American and Tex-Mex food

– D Magazine winner for Best Breakfast and Best Late Night Dining

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