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BJ’s Restaurants Opens in Framingham, Massachusetts

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BJ’s Restaurants,
Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) announced the opening of its restaurant in Framingham,
Massachusetts. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse opened yesterday, May 16,
2022, on a free standing pad on Worcester Road. The restaurant is
approximately 7,500 square feet, seats approximately 250 guests and features
BJ’s extensive menu, including BJ’s signature deep-dish pizza,
award-winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie® dessert. BJ’s unique,
contemporary décor provides the perfect environment for all dining occasions.
Current hours of operation are from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through
Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Friday and Saturday.

“We are excited to open our second restaurant in Massachusetts, building
upon the success of our North Attleboro restaurant which opened in 2020,”
commented Greg Levin, Chief Executive Officer & President. “We have opened
three new restaurants to date in 2022 and expect to open an additional five
restaurants in the second half of the year.”

As with all of our new restaurant openings, BJ’s invited members of the
Framingham community to attend a soft opening event prior to our grand
opening. While our team members put the final touches on the restaurant,
invited guests were treated to complimentary food and had the opportunity to
make a voluntary donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a very important
charity to BJ’s. Additionally, all proceeds from alcohol purchases during
the soft opening event are donated to the BJ’s Restaurants Foundation.

About BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. 
 BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (“BJ’s”) is a national brand with brewhouse
roots where craft matters. BJ’s broad menu has something for everyone:
slow-roasted entrees, like prime rib, BJ’s EnLIGHTened Entrees® including
Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon, signature deep dish pizza and the often
imitated, but never replicated world-famous Pizookie® dessert. BJ’s has
been a pioneer in the craft brewing world since 1996, and takes pride in
serving BJ’s award-winning proprietary handcrafted beers, brewed at its
brewing operations in five states and by independent third party craft
brewers. The BJ’s experience offers high-quality ingredients, bold flavors,
moderate prices, sincere service and a cool, contemporary atmosphere. Founded
in 1978, BJ’s owns and operates 214 casual dining restaurants in 29 states.
All restaurants offer dine-in, take-out, delivery and large party catering.
For more BJ’s information, visit http://www.bjsrestaurants.com. 

About BJ’s Restaurants Foundation 
 BJ’s Restaurants Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a registered
501(c)(3) qualified non-profit charitable organization principally dedicated
to supporting charities that benefit children’s healthcare and education,
with a primary focus on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition, the
Foundation supports volunteer efforts of BJ’s team members across the
country as they help give back to the communities in which our restaurants do
business. 

Forward-Looking Statements Disclaimer 
 Certain statements in the preceding paragraphs and all other statements that
are not purely historical constitute “forward-looking” statements for
purposes of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created
thereby. Such statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding
expected comparable restaurant sales and margins, total potential domestic
capacity, the success of various sales-building and productivity initiatives,
future guest traffic trends, on and off-premise sales trends, construction
cost savings initiatives and the number and timing of new restaurants expected
to be opened in future periods. These “forward-looking” statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause
actual results to be materially different from those projected or anticipated.
Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: (i)
the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on our restaurant sales and operations,
labor and staffing, customer traffic, our supply chain and the ability of our
suppliers to continue to timely deliver food and other supplies necessary for
the operation of our restaurants, the ability to manage costs and reduce
expenditures and the availability of additional financing, (ii) our ability to
manage new restaurant openings, (iii) construction delays, (iv) labor
shortages, (v) increases in minimum wage and other employment related costs,
including compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and
minimum salary requirements for exempt team members, (vi) the effect of credit
and equity market disruptions on our ability to finance our continued
expansion on acceptable terms, (vii) food quality and health concerns and the
effect of negative publicity about us, our restaurants, other restaurants, or
others across the food supply chain, due to food borne illness or other
reasons, whether or not accurate, (viii) factors that impact California, Texas
and Florida, where a substantial number of our restaurants are located, (ix)
restaurant and brewery industry competition, (x) impact of certain brewing
business considerations, including without limitation, dependence upon
suppliers, third party contractors and distributors, and related hazards, (xi)
consumer spending trends in general for casual dining occasions, (xii)
potential uninsured losses and liabilities due to limitations on insurance
coverage, (xiii) fluctuating commodity costs and availability of food in
general and certain raw materials related to the brewing of our craft beers
and energy requirements, (xiv) trademark and service-mark risks, (xv)
government regulations and licensing costs, (xvi) beer and liquor regulations,
(xvii) loss of key personnel, (xviii) inability to secure acceptable sites,
(xix) legal proceedings, (xx) other general economic and regulatory conditions
and requirements, (xxi) the success of our key sales-building and related
operational initiatives, (xxii) any failure of our information technology or
security breaches with respect to our electronic systems and data, and (xxiii)
numerous other matters discussed in the Company’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent reports on Forms
10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. The “forward-looking” statements contained in this
press release are based on current assumptions and expectations, and BJ’s
Restaurants, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or alter its
“forward-looking” statements whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.

For further information, please contact Tom Houdek of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
at (714) 500-2400 or JCIR at (212) 835-8500 or at bjri@jcir.com.


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