BJ's Restaurants Opens in Florence, Kentucky

BJ's Restaurants Opens in Florence, Kentucky

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ's Restaurants,
Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in
Florence, Kentucky, on Monday, August 6, 2013. The new BJ's Restaurant &
Brewhouse is located on a free standing pad at the one million square foot
Florence Mall. 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 areexcited to bring the BJ's restaurant concept to Florence," commented
Greg Trojan, President and CEO."The new restaurant joins our other Cincinnati
based restaurant located at the Tri-County Mall.To date we have opened 8 new
restaurants and remain on track to open 17 new restaurants during
2013."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 137 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 (62), Texas (28),
Florida (12), Arizona (6), Colorado (5), Nevada (5), Washington (4), Ohio (3),
Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), Kentucky (2), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Louisiana (1)
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.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
62 of our current 137 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.

BJ's Restaurants, Inc.
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