BJ's Restaurants Inc. today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in McCandless, Pennsylvania, on Monday, June 8, 2015. The new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is located at the intersection of Highway 19 and Duncan Avenue at the 1.2 million square foot McCandless Crossing mixed use development. The restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet, seats approximately 225 guests, and features BJ's extensive menu, including BJ's signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning handcrafted beer, and Pizookie dessert. Hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
"We are excited to bring the BJ's restaurant concept to Pennsylvania with the opening of our newest restaurant in McCandless, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh," says Greg Trojan, president and CEO. "We anticipate opening several more restaurants in the Pennsylvania market over the next several years as we continue our national expansion. The McCandless restaurant is our fifth new restaurant to open in fiscal year 2015. We currently remain on track to open at least 15 new restaurants this fiscal year, and anticipate opening two more restaurants by the end of this month in Baltimore, Maryland, and Columbus, Ohio."
BJ's Restaurants Inc. owns and operates 161 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. The company operates several microbrewery restaurants 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 the 20 states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.