BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Doral, Florida

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Doral, Florida, on Monday, October 15, 2012. The new BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is located at the intersection of NW 107th and NW 14thStreet just north of the Dolphin Expressway as the latest addition to the 1.1 million square foot Miami International Mall. The restaurant is approximately 8,500 square feet, contains seating for approximately 280 guests, and features BJ’s extensive menu including BJ’s signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie® dessert. BJ’s highly detailed, contemporary décor and unique video statement, including BJ’s 103″ plasma display as well as several high-definition flat panel televisions, creates a high energy, fun and family-friendly dining environment for everyone to enjoy. Hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

“We are very excited to open our newest BJ’s restaurant in Doral, Florida, in the Miami market,” said Jerry Deitchle, Chairman and CEO.  “Our new Doral restaurant is our 2nd BJ’s restaurant in South Florida and our 10th restaurant in that state.  We believe Florida provides a tremendous growth opportunity for the BJ’s concept and we plan to open several more restaurants in that state in the future. We have currently opened 13 new restaurants this year and we anticipate opening 3 more restaurants before Thanksgiving, thereby achieving our stated goal to open as many as 16 new restaurants during 2012, including the relocation of our small-format BJ’s Pizza & Grill restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, to a larger, more productive facility. Additionally, we have substantially completed our planned 2013 new restaurant opening pipeline, and we are looking forward to another year of profitable expansion for the BJ’s concept across the country.”  Investors are reminded that the actual number and timing of new restaurant openings is subject to a number of factors outside of the Company’s control including, but not limited to, weather conditions and factors under the control of landlords, contractors and regulatory/licensing authorities.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 127 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ’s Pizza & Grill and BJ’s Grill brand names. BJ’s restaurants offer an innovative and broad menu featuring award-winning, signature deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ’s experience. The Company operates several microbreweries in addition to using qualified contract brewers to produce and distribute BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary handcrafted beers throughout the chain. The Company’s restaurants are located in Arizona (6), California (60), Colorado (4), Florida (10), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Nevada (5), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Oregon (3), Texas (28) and Washington (2). Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at