BJ's Restaurants announces opening of new location in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tallahassee, Florida; restaurant chain has now opened 13 new restaurants this year, plans to open four more before end of November

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California , October 11, 2013 (press release) – BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) today announced the opening of its two newest restaurants in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Monday, October 7, 2013, and in Tallahassee, Florida, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

The new Corpus Christi restaurant is located on S. Padre Island Drive and Staples Road as the latest addition to Moore Plaza. The free standing restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet and contains seating for approximately 265 guests.

The new Tallahassee restaurant is located at the intersection of Apalachee Parkway and Blairstone Road as the latest addition to the Shoppes on the Parkway. The free standing restaurant is approximately 8,500 square feet and contains seating for approximately 280 guests.

Both new restaurants feature BJ's extensive menu including BJ's signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie(R) dessert. BJ's highly detailed, contemporary decor 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 for each restaurant 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 are very excited to open in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Tallahassee, Florida," commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO. "Our new Corpus Christi location is our 29th restaurant in Texas where we have enjoyed some of our largest comparable sales increases over the years. Our Tallahassee location is our 14th restaurant in Florida which is an area that we continue to target for more BJ's restaurants over the next several years. To date we have opened 13 new restaurants, including the relocation of our existing small-format BJ's Pizza & Grill(R) restaurant in Eugene, Oregon, and we plan on opening 4 more restaurants before the end of November." 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 142 casual dining restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant & Brewery(R), BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse(R), BJ's Pizza & Grill(R) and BJ's Grill(R) 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(R) 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 (63), Texas (29), Florida (14), Arizona (6), Colorado (5), Nevada (5), Washington (4), Ohio (4), 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 http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.

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