BJ's Restaurants, Inc. announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Puyallup, Washington, on April 1. The new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is the latest addition to the one million square foot South Hill Mall. The restaurant is approximately 8,500 square feet, contains seating for approximately 270 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 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 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 restaurant of fiscal 2013 in Puyallup, Washington, a suburb of the Seattle market," says Greg Trojan, president and CEO. "Our new Puyallup restaurant is our third restaurant in the state of Washington, joining our two very successful restaurants in Tacoma and Tukwila."

The company remains on track to open as many as 17 new restaurants during fiscal 2013, including the relocation of an older, smaller-format "pizza and grill" restaurant to a site that can support a larger-format BJ's restaurant. 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 131 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.

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