Fogo de Chão Uses New Tech To Track, Trace The Meat It Serves
San Francisco restaurant Fogo de Chão says it's the first restaurant chain in the country to go high-tech when it comes to serving clean, traceable meat. Betty Yu reports. (4-9-2019)

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