BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Holds Annual Meeting of Shareholders

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Holds Annual Meeting of Shareholders

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ's Restaurants,
Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) held its annual meeting of shareholders on Tuesday, June 4,
2013. Shareholders re-elected Gerald W. Deitchle, Peter A. Bassi, Larry D.
Bouts, James A. Dal Pozzo, Henry Gomez, John F. Grundhofer, William L. Hyde,
Jr., J. Roger King, Lea Anne S. Ottinger and Gregory A. Trojan to the Board of
Directors to serve for one-year terms until the next annual
meeting.Shareholders also approved the Company's advisory resolution on
compensation of named executive officers and ratified the selection of Ernst &
Young LLP to serve as the Company's independent registered public accounting
firm for fiscal 2013.The Board of Directors also reappointed Mr. Deitchle as
Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Company.

"We continue to be excited about the growth opportunity for BJ's," commented
Greg Trojan, President and CEO."BJ's positioning as a higher quality, more
differentiated casual plus restaurant concept provides us with a strong
foundation to take market share in the estimated $100 billion casual dining
industry.As of today, we only have 134 restaurants in 15 states and we
believe there is room for at least 425 BJ's restaurants throughout the United
States.We will continue to execute BJ's national expansion plan at a steady,
carefully controlled pace that maximizes the quality of our brand and our
business model.At the same time we will continue working on our brand
positioning, food quality and uniqueness and our operating productivity and
leverage."

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 134 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 (5), Ohio (3), Oregon (3),
Oklahoma (3), Washington (4), 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 134 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.

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

BJ's Restaurants, Inc.
 
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