HOW IT ALL HAPPENED

Our Story

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The Early Years

After growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marco Rabello and Cristian Maciel were excited when they learned that they had been accepted to attend Park University in Parkville on volleyball scholarships.

2002
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The College Years

As they focused on their majors, business administration and international business, their love of the area grew and they knew they would like to stay after college, but they never imagined that a culinary career would be the path they ended up on.

2006
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The Beginning of a Dream

Initially, they wanted to open a Brazilian coffee shop but when they visited the City Market in Kansas City and saw the wide variety of ethnic restaurants they decided that the area would be a good place to offer their authentic Brazilian cuisine.

2013
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The Friendship

Maciel says he and Rabello’s 30-year friendship has been made even stronger by their business ventures. “Marco is the brain of our operation and I am the heart,” says Maciel. “There is a balance. When you work hard and do the right thing, doors open for you.”

2021
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You can now find us in more than 50 locations in the Kansas City Area! Find the closest location to you:

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