by Greg Levin, BJ's Restaurants Inc.
Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 4:02PM EDT
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 13, 2010 -- BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq:BJRI) today announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Daytona Beach, Florida, on July 12, 2010. The new BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse is located directly across from the world famous Daytona International Speedway as part of the newest addition to the International Speedway Square. The restaurant is approximately 8,500 square feet, contains seating for approximately 280 guests, and also features BJ's extensive menu including BJ's signature deep-dish pizza, award winning handcrafted beer and famous Pizookie(R) 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 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight Sunday through Thursday, and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
"We are very excited to bring the BJ's concept to Daytona Beach," commented Jerry Deitchle, Chairman and CEO. "Opening day sales for our new restaurant exceeded our expectations. Our new Daytona Beach restaurant represents our sixth restaurant in the central Florida market, where the BJ's concept has been well received by consumers. We view the entire state of Florida as a fertile development ground for the BJ's concept, and we have several more restaurant openings planned for Florida in the future. To date, we have opened five new restaurants so far during 2010. We remain on track to open as many as five or six more restaurants this year, thereby enabling the achievement of our stated goal to increase our total restaurant operating weeks by approximately 13% during 2010."
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 97 casual dining restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse or BJ's Pizza & 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. Quality, flavor, value, moderate prices and sincere service remain distinct attributes of the BJ's experience. The Company operates several microbreweries which produce and distribute BJ's critically acclaimed handcrafted beers throughout the chain. The Company's restaurants are located in California (50), Texas (19), Arizona (5), Colorado (3), Oregon (2), Nevada (3), Florida (6), Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Kentucky (1), Indiana (1), Louisiana (1) and Washington (2).
Source: BJ's Restaurants Inc.