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Opening of New Restaurants, Acquisitions, and New Franchisees Boost Sales Growth - Research Report on Darden Restaurants,

  Opening of New Restaurants, Acquisitions, and New Franchisees Boost Sales
Growth - Research Report on Darden Restaurants, Chuy's, Texas Roadhouse, Papa
                               John's, and BJ's

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NEW YORK, July 3, 2013

NEW YORK, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Darden
Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), Chuy's Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHUY), Texas
Roadhouse Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH), Papa John's International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA),
and BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Research Report

On June 21, 2013, Darden Restaurants Inc. (Darden Restaurants) announced its
financial results for Q4 FY 2013 and full-year FY 2013 (period ended May 26,
2013). For Q4 FY 2013, total sales from continuing operations increased 11.3%
YoY to $2.3 billion. Net earnings from continuing operations were $133.3
million or $1.01 per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $151.6 million
or $1.15 per diluted share in Q4 FY 2012. For full-year FY 2013, total sales
from continuing operations increased 6.9% YoY to $8.6 billion. Net earnings
from continuing operations were $412.6 million or $3.14 per diluted share,
down compared to $476.5 or $3.58 in FY 2012. Darden Restaurants stated that
costs and purchase accounting adjustments associated with the Yard House
acquisition reduced diluted EPS from continuing operations by $0.09 and net
earnings by $12.3 million. Commenting on the future, Brad Richmond, Darden's
Chief Financial Officer said, "Overall, we expect total sales growth for
fiscal 2014 to be between 6% and 8% including an additional quarter of sales
this year from Yard House and between 5% and 7% excluding those sales." The
Full Research Report on Darden Restaurants, Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/b7b9_DRI]

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Chuy's Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On June 28, 2013, Chuy's Holdings, Inc. (Chuy's) announced the opening of its
newest location in Charlotte, North Carolina, at 4310 Sharon Road in The
Village at SouthPark, home to SouthPark Mall, the largest shopping mall in
North Carolina. Chuy's stated that SouthPark, apart from being one of the
largest business districts of North Carolina with an estimated 40,000
employees, is also a residential area. Chuy's also mentioned that its new
location's décor encompasses the restaurant's signature eclectic atmosphere
and will include a "school" of hand-carved wooden fish, antique hubcaps
hanging from the ceiling, and a Chihuahua Bar featuring framed pictures of
local dogs. The Full Research Report on Chuy's Holdings, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/6cdf_CHUY]

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Texas Roadhouse Inc. Research Report

On June 28, 2013, Texas Roadhouse Inc. (Texas Roadhouse) announced that Kathy
Widmer has accepted a position on the Company's Board of Directors. According
to Texas Roadhouse, Ms. Widmer currently serves as the Executive Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer of Elizabeth Arden, Inc., where she is
responsible for the global growth strategy and marketing execution of the
Elizabeth Arden Brand as well as its extensive portfolio of fragrances. She
has also spent 21 years with Johnson & Johnson, holding numerous marketing
management positions within the consumer group of companies, including Vice
President of Marketing for over-the-counter drugs. With this addition, the
Company informed that its Board will increase from six to seven members. The
Full Research Report on Texas Roadhouse Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/2b7a_TXRH]

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Papa John's International Inc. Research Report

On June 20, 2013, Papa John's International Inc. (Papa John's) introduced
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis as the brand's newest franchisee. According to the
Company, Bettis now owns three restaurants in Pittsburgh, which he purchased
through a partnership with Bajco Group. Bajco Group currently owns 12
restaurants in the Pittsburgh area, and the partnership plans to open
additional restaurants in the same area over the next couple of years. John
Schnatter, Papa John's Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said,
"Papa John's is the recognized leader in quality, which extends from our
superior pizza to our leading-quality franchisees. Having Jerome as a
franchisee is huge for the Papa John's brand and for our customers in
Pittsburgh. After getting to know him over the years I have no doubt that he
will be able to replicate his success on the field at the restaurants." The
Full Research Report on Papa John's International Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/4ee1_PZZA]

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BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Research Report

On June 25, 2013, BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJ's) announced that it has opened a
larger-format "brewhouse" restaurant in Eugene, Oregon, on June 24, 2013, at
the Valley River Center. According to the Company, the new BJ's Restaurant and
Brewhouse is approximately 8,500 square feet, contains seating for
approximately 270 guests, and features BJ's extensive menu that includes its
signature deep-dish pizza, handcrafted beer, and Pizookie dessert. The new
brewhouse restaurant replaces an older, smaller-format BJ's Pizza and Grill
location that opened in 1997. Greg Trojan, President and Chief Executive
Officer of BJ's, said, "The new Valley River BJ's is our third restaurant in
Oregon joining our successful larger format 'Brewhouse' restaurant in
Hillsboro and our small-format BJ's Pizza & Grill restaurant in Jantzen Beach.
To date, we have opened five new restaurants and we remain on track to open 12
additional restaurants before the end of fiscal 2013." The Full Research
Report on BJ's Restaurants, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/46f9_BJRI]

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