BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Announces Date for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release and Conference Call

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Announces Date for First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release
and Conference Call

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ's Restaurants,
Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) today announced that it will release its first quarter 2013
results after the market closes on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Company will
host an investor conference call at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) that same day. The
conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet. To listen to the
conference call, please visit the "Investors" page of the Company's website
located at several minutes prior to the start of
the call to register and download any necessary audio software. An archive of
the presentation will be available for 30 days following the call.

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 131 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 (61), Colorado (4), Florida (11),
Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (1), Nevada (5), Ohio (3),
Oklahoma (2), Oregon (3), Texas (28), Washington (3) and New Mexico (1). Visit
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at

Certain statements in the preceding paragraphs and all other statements that
are not purely historical constitute "forward-looking" statements for purposes
of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby.
The "forward-looking" statements contained in this press release are based on
current assumptions and expectations and BJ's Restaurants, Inc. undertakes no
obligation to update or alter its "forward-looking" statements whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors are
referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with
forward-looking statements contained in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent reports on Forms
10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

CONTACT: For further information, please contact
         Greg Levin of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. at (714) 500-2400

BJ's Restaurants, Inc.
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