BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Lubbock, Texas

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Lubbock, Texas, on Monday, October 8, 2012. The new BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is located at the intersection of Loop 289 and 69thStreet in the prime retail trade area of Lubbock. 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 bring the BJ’s restaurant concept to Lubbock,” commented Jerry Deitchle, Chairman and CEO. “Our new Lubbock restaurant is our 28th restaurant in the state of Texas, where we have recently enjoyed some of our strongest new restaurant opening sales volumes. We plan on opening more restaurants in Texas going forward. To date, we have successfully opened 12 new restaurants. We currently remain on track to open as many as four more restaurants before Thanksgiving, thereby achieving our stated goal to open as many as 16 new restaurants during 2012, including the relocation of our existing small-format BJ’s Pizza & Grill® restaurant in Boulder, Colorado.” 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. (Nasdaq:BJRI) currently owns and operates 126 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 (9), 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