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Dallas restaurateur Salah Izzedin established Texas de Brazil, a family-owned and operated "churrascaria" that combines Southern Brazil’s rodizio-style cuisine with the cattle-ranching atmosphere of Texas. Offering a unique dining experience at over a dozen operating locations, Texas de Brazil presents a variety of meats, vegetables, appetizers, soups, salads, and side items. Upon receiving his Master of Business Administration from New York’s Columbia Business School, entrepreneur Salah Izzedin originated Latina Oil Corporation, an international oil-trading company that grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. A decade later, Salah Izzedin continued his entrepreneurial efforts with entertainment-venue establishments in two major Texas cities. These successful endeavors have been recognized on the television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Redirecting his focus on the restaurant industry, Salah Izzedin opened Texas de Brazil in 1998. As the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Salah Izzedin helped expand the Brazilian steakhouse to its 15 domestic locations, including Addison, Dallas, Fort Worth, Memphis, Miami, Orlando, Schaumburg, Denver, Richmond, Fairfax, Miami Beach, Chicago, Las Vegas, Baton Rouge, and Hallandale Beach. Texas de Brazil also expanded internationally in 2002 with an establishment in Palm Beach, Aruba. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Texas de Brazil plans to open restaurants in San Antonio, Houston, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, Westchester, Trinidad, and Salt Lake City.

Work experience

Jun 1998Present

Chairman & CEO

Texas de Brazil


Jun 1968Mar 1972


Columbia University