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Brazilian's bet on beef pays off

Four former waiters struck gold after pooling their savings to start a chain of politically incorrect steakhouses

By Simon Romero  /  NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , HOUSTON

Fogo de Chao says it is protecting its turf. "Flattery through imitation is one thing but it gets to be a problem when someone plays off your good name," said Johnson, the company's lawyer. "This is something we have to pursue vigorously if we're to benefit from our success."

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