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Motley Fool  Jun 27  Comment 
No matter how the U.S. soccer team does at this year's FIFA World Cup, Buffalo Wild Wings and BJ's Restaurants are winners.
Motley Fool  Jun 24  Comment 
Mobile order-ahead has begun at BJ's.
TheStreet.com  Jun 11  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of BJ's Restaurants Inc.  are up 2.13% to $35.74 in early trading Wednesday.Oppenheimer raised its price target to $40 from $30 and reiterated its "outperform" rating.The firm also boosted its fiscal year 2014...
SeekingAlpha  May 2  Comment 
BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) Q1 2014 Earnings Call May 01, 2014 5:00 pm ET Executives Gregory A. Trojan - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Dianne Scott - Director of Corporate Relations Gregory S. Levin - Chief Financial...
SeekingAlpha  May 1  Comment 
By Craig Bibb: Kind of a letdown. The existing board of BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) placed one activist nominee on the board in April, which was expanded from 10 to 11, and recommended three more activist nominees for election at the June 3 annual...
Benzinga  Apr 22  Comment 
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) ("BJ's" or the "Company") announced today that it has reached an agreement with PW Partners Atlas Fund II LP, Luxor Capital Partners LP and certain other shareholders (collectively, the "PW Partners / Luxor...
StreetInsider.com  Apr 22  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/BJ%27s+Restaurants+%28BJRI%29+Enters+Agreement+with+PW+PartnersLuxor+Group/9397809.html for the full story.
SeekingAlpha  Mar 16  Comment 
ByMarshall Hargrave: The winter weather, coupled with the fact that the "average joe" has yet to come back to the casual dining market, has kept shares of BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) under pressure. Despite being up 20% last week, BJ's is still up...
SeekingAlpha  Mar 7  Comment 
By Craig Bibb: Looks like I got one thing right in La Cucaracha-the next catalyst for BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) was activist noise. The stock was up 21.6% to $33.62 on March 6 after PW Partners (Patrick Walsh) and Christian Leone (Luxor Capital)...
SeekingAlpha  Mar 7  Comment 
By Craig Bibb: BJ's Restaurants -- Grow or no grow? At a first-ever analyst day last week, the management of BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) laid out a plan to restore margins by 2016. While no activist plan has been disseminated and no activist has...




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Founded in 1978 in Orange County, California, BJ's Restaurants owns and operates a chain of 68 high-end casual dining restaurants in the Western United States that serve its signature deep-dish pizzas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, steaks, baby back ribs, and its own hand-crafted beers. Each restaurant is either operated as a BJ s Restaurant & Brewery, which has a brewery in the restaurant, a BJ s Restaurant & Brewhouse, which receives beer from one of its breweries, a contract brewer of the company s proprietary recipes or a BJ s Pizza & Grill, a smaller format, full service restaurant. The broad menu offers a wide range of entr e prices ($8.50 to $19.95) with an average guest check of $12, and allows BJ's to appeal to a variety of guests, and dining occasions including everyday lunch and dinner, special occasions, and late night business.

The company's restaurants are located in California (39), Texas (11), Arizona (4), Oregon (3), Colorado (3), Nevada (2), Florida (3), Ohio (1), and Oklahoma (2). The company also has a licensing interest in a BJ's restaurant in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

History

The first BJ's restaurant, called BJ Chicago Pizzeria was opened by two men in 1978, and specialized in Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. Over the next 13 years, the men opened four additional restaurants, and in 1991 they sold the company to its current joint CEOs and chairmen Paul Motenko and Jerry Hennessey, who changed the company s name to Chicago Pizza & Brewery. The new management slowly expanded the concept to reach all consumer demographics by broadening the menu and entering the microbrewery business in 1996.

That same year the company expanded geographically by acquiring 19 restaurants in Oregon and Washington from Pietros. The Pietros restaurants served primarily thin-crust pizza in a very casual counter-service environment. Unfortunately, the concept failed and over the next eight years BJ's closed 13 of the Pietros restaurants, sold three to employees and converted three to BJ's locations.

In 1996, the company made an IPO of 1.8 million shares at $5 per share, and 2.1 million warrants at $0.25 each, raising more than $9 million. In January 2005, BJ's hired Jerry Deitchle, formerly President (2002-2004) and CFO (1995-2002) at the Cheesecake Factory. In March 2005, the company announced the completion of a $42.6 million private placement of common stock with three large institutional investors. The transaction involved the sale of 2.75 million shares of common stock at a price of $15.50 per share.




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