BJ's Restaurants Opens in Oklahoma City, OK

BJ's Restaurants Opens in Oklahoma City, OK

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ's Restaurants,
Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in
Oklahoma City, OK on Monday, April 22, 2013. The new BJ's Restaurant and
Brewhouse is located on a free standing pad at the main entrance to the Outlet
Shoppes at Oklahoma City. The restaurant is approximately 8,500 square feet,
contains seating for approximately 270 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 areveryexcited to open our third restaurant in Oklahoma," commented Greg
Trojan, President and CEO."Our newOklahoma City restaurant is our second new
restaurant this year and joins our two existing Oklahoma restaurants at the
Quail Springs Mall and in the city of Norman."The Company remains on track to
open as many as 17 new restaurants during fiscal 2013, including the
relocation of an older, smaller-format "pizza and grill" restaurant to a site
that can support a larger-format BJ's restaurant.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 132 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, including the Pizookie®
dessert. 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 craft beers throughout the
chain. The Company's restaurants are located in California (61), Texas (28),
Florida (11), Arizona (6), Nevada (5), Colorado (4), Ohio (3), Oregon (3),
Oklahoma (3), Washington (3), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Kentucky (1), Louisiana
(1) and New Mexico (1). Visit BJ's Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at
http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.

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.
Such statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding expected
comparable restaurant sales and margin growth in future periods, total
potential domestic capacity, the success of various sales-building and
productivity initiatives, future guest traffic trends and the number and
timing of new restaurants expected to be opened in future periods. These
"forward-looking" statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different
from those projected or anticipated. Factors that might cause such differences
include, but are not limited to: (i) our ability to manage an increasing
number of new restaurant openings, (ii) construction delays, (iii) labor
shortages, (iv) increase in minimum wage and other employment related costs,
including the potential impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care
Act on our operations, (v) the effect of credit and equity market disruptions
on our ability to finance our continued expansion on acceptable terms, (vi)
food quality and health concerns, (vii) factors that impact California, where
61 of our current 132 restaurants are located, (viii) restaurant and brewery
industry competition, (ix) impact of certain brewery business considerations,
including without limitation, dependence upon suppliers, third party
contractors and related hazards, (x) consumer spending trends in general for
casual dining occasions, (xi) potential uninsured losses and liabilities due
to limitations on insurance coverage, (xii) fluctuating commodity costs and
availability of food in general and certain raw materials related to the
brewing of our handcrafted beers and energy, (xiii) trademark and service-mark
risks, (xiv) government regulations and licensing costs, (xv) beer and liquor
regulations, (xvi) loss of key personnel, (xvii) inability to secure
acceptable sites, (xviii) legal proceedings, (xix) other general economic and
regulatory conditions and requirements, (xx) the success of our key
sales-building and related operational initiatives, and (xxi) numerous other
matters discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. 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.

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

CONTACT: BJ's Restaurants, Inc.
         Greg Levin
         (714) 500-2400

BJ's Restaurants, Inc.