New Restaurant Forecasted to Open Greenville, SC, Location
in First Quarter of 2016

DENVER, Oct. 28, 2015 – Tucanos Brazilian Grill, a community-oriented experiential dining destination which combines the experience of traditional Brazilian grilling with the fun and flair of the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, has selected Greenville (S.C.)-based Jeff Dezen Public Relations (JDPR) to support the launch of the brand’s first location in South Carolina. JDPR will help manage strategic planning, community sponsorships and partnerships, social media content development and media relations for the new Tucanos location in Greenville.

Tucanos, currently with 9 locations, is known for delighting its guests with an authentic Brazilian dining experience, showcasing specially seasoned or marinated meats and vegetables prepared and grilled on skewers in the Brazilian tradition known as churrasco. With an entertaining flair, expertly trained meat servers bring a parade of savory grilled meats, vegetables and fresh pineapple tableside and slice sizzling portions off of skewers directly onto the guests’ plates. In addition to these delicious grilled items, the Tucanos experience includes an abundant and award-winning Salad Festival, which can be complemented with an array of special Brazilian beverages.

“As we prepare for our expansion into the Upstate marketplace, we are excited to work with JDPR,” said Steve Oldham, Tucanos’ founder and CEO. “Tucanos is committed to being a solid part of the Upstate community and, after an extensive search, we’re convinced that JDPR will help us partner with the best people and institutions throughout the region. We’re thrilled to introduce Tucanos’ authentic Brazilian dining experience to this wonderful area.”

Jeff Dezen, JDPR’s president, added: “Tucanos’ focus on a fun, festive and friendly Brazilian dining experience presents a rare treat that the Upstate is sure to embrace. Equally important, Tucanos is committed to being a good community partner, a ‘pillar’ of the company’s culture. We’re eager to help make Tucanos a signature part of Greenville and the entire Upstate.”

For more information about Tucanos Brazilian Grill, please visit or Instagram.


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 eight more locations. For more information visit

About JDPR
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