Eric Goodwin, owner of The Friendly Toast in Cambridge, Portsmouth, N.H., and soon, Back Bay, has purchased a Brazilian restaurant in the coastal New Hampshire town, Seacoast Online reported.
Brazo will continue serving its Latin-inspired cuisine, Goodwin told the website. He doesn't plan to make changes at this time. "The restaurant is very successful, has great staff and is well-reviewed," he said.
Goodwin bought The Friendly Toast in 2013. Earlier this summer, he sought a license transfer from Zocalo at 35 Stanhope St. to open a third breakfast-all-day spot there. After holding off on a decision during the July 1 hearing, the licensing board granted its approval on July 9, an employee at the City of Boston Licensing Department said today. The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is now reviewing the request, she added.
Goodwin told Seacoast Online the third Friendly Toast is in the works, but he didn't provide details on when it could open. He could not be reached for comment today at either of the existing Friendly Toast locations or at Brazo, which typically opens daily at 5 p.m.
Zocalo hasn't announced plans to close the Back Bay location. The restaurant opens at 3 p.m. today, so no one answered the phone earlier this afternoon. An Arlington shop closed in March after a decade of business.