BJ's Restaurants Opens in Hillsboro, Oregon

BJ's Restaurants, Inc., announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Hillsboro, Oregon (a suburb of Portland) October 1. The new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is located at the intersection of Cornell Road and Cornelius Pass Road and is the latest addition to the 420,000 square-foot Orenco Station retail project. 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 contemporary decor and video statement, including BJ's 103" plasma display as well as several high-definition flat panel televisions, creates a high-energy dining environment for everyone to enjoy. Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

"We are very excited to open our first large-format brewhouse restaurant in the state of Oregon," says Jerry Deitchle, chairman and CEO. "Our new Hillsboro brewhouse restaurant joins our two very successful, small-format BJ's Pizza & Grill restaurants in Jantzen Beach and Eugene that have been open in Oregon for several years. Our new Hillsboro restaurant is our 11th new restaurant opening to date this year. We remain solidly on track to open as many as five more restaurants before the end of 2012 and thereby achieve our stated goal to open as many as 16 new restaurants this year, including the relocation of our existing small-format BJ's Pizza & Grill restaurant in Boulder, Colorado. Additionally, we have substantially completed our potential new restaurant pipeline for 2013, and we are well underway in building our 2014 pipeline."

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 125 casual dining restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ's Pizza & Grill, and BJ's Grill brand names.

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