BJ's Restaurants announces opening of new location in Gainesville, Virginia, the chain's first new opening of 2014 and second location in Virginia

HUNTINGTON BEACH, California , February 5, 2014 (press release) – BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Gainesville, Virginia, on Monday, February 3, 2014. The new BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is located at the 700,000 square foot Virginia Gateway Shopping Center. The restaurant is approximately 8,500 square feet, seats approximately 270 guests and features BJ's extensive menu, including BJ's signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie(R) dessert. BJ's unique, contemporary decor provides the perfect environment for all dining occasions. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service define BJ's pursuit of amazing for one and all. 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 are excited to announce the opening of our first new restaurant in 2014 in Gainesville, Virginia," commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO. "This new restaurant is our second location in Virginia and our third in the Mid-Atlantic, joining our Tysons Corner, Virginia and Frederick, Maryland locations, both of which opened late last year. We look forward to opening many more restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic as we continue our national expansion. Our next new restaurant is expected to open in mid-March in Little Rock, Arkansas." 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 147 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. The Company operates several microbreweries in addition to using independent third party brewers to produce and distribute BJ's critically acclaimed craft beers. The Company's restaurants are located in California (64), Texas (29), Florida (15), Arizona (6), Colorado (5), Nevada (5), Washington (4), Ohio (4), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), Kentucky (2), Virginia (2), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1) and New Mexico (1). Visit BJ's Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.

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