BJ’s Restaurants opens in Framingham, Massachusetts
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ: BJRI) has announced the opening of its restaurant in Framingham, Massachusetts. The new BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse opened yesterday, May 16, 2022, on a detached plot on Worcester Road. The restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet, seats approximately 250 people, and offers BJ’s full menu, including BJ’s signature deep-dish pizza, award-winning craft beer, and the famous Pizookie® dessert. BJ’s unique and contemporary decor provides the perfect environment for any dining occasion. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
“We are excited to open our second restaurant in Massachusetts, building on the success of our North Attleboro restaurant which opened in 2020,” commented Greg Levin, General Manager and President. “We have opened three new restaurants so far in 2022 and plan to open five more restaurants in the second half.”
As with all of our new restaurant openings, BJ’s invited members of the Framingham community to attend a soft opening event ahead of our grand opening. While our team members were putting the finishing touches on the restaurant, guests were treated to free food and had the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a very important charity for 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 brewery roots where craftsmanship matters. BJ’s expansive menu has something for everyone: slow-roasted dishes like prime rib, EnLIGHTened BJ’s® entrees including chipotle-cherry glazed salmon, signature deep-dish pizza and the famous Pizookie dessert ®, often imitated, but never reproduced. BJ’s has been a pioneer in the world of craft brewing since 1996 and is proud to serve BJ’s award-winning craft beers, brewed at its five-state brewing operations and by independent third-party craft brewers. The BJ Experience features high-quality ingredients, bold flavors, moderate prices, heartfelt 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 catering for major parties. For more information on BJ, visit http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.
About the BJ’s Restaurants Foundation
The BJ’s Restaurants Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization primarily dedicated to supporting charities that benefit the health care and education of children, with special emphasis on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Additionally, the Foundation supports the volunteer efforts of BJ team members across the country as they help give back to the communities in which our restaurants do business.
Disclaimer of Forward-Looking Statements
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 through the safe. ports thus created. Such statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding expected comparable restaurant sales and margins, total potential national capacity, the success of various sales development and productivity initiatives, future customer traffic trends, dine-in and take-out sales trends, construction costs savings initiatives and the number and timing of new restaurants expected to open in future periods. These “forward-looking” statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. Factors that could 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 personnel, customer traffic, our supply chain and our suppliers’ ability to continue timely delivery of food and other supplies needed to operate our restaurants, the ability to manage costs and reduce expenses and the availability of financing additional costs, (ii) our ability to manage new restaurant openings, (iii) construction delays, (iv) labor shortages, (v) minimum wage increases and other costs related to employment, including compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and minimum wage requirements for exempt team members, (vi) the effect of disruptions in the credit and equity markets on our ability to fund our continued expansion on acceptable terms, (vii) food quality and health issues and the effect of negative publicity on us, our restaurants, other restaurants or others through the supply chain foodborne illness or other reasons, whether accurate or not, (viii) factors that impact California, Texas and Florida, where significant numbers of our restaurants are located, (ix) competition from the restaurant and brewing industry, (x) the impact of certain brewing business considerations, including, without limitation, reliance on third-party suppliers, contractors and distributors, and related risks, (xi) general consumer spending trends for casual dining occasions, (xii) potential uninsured losses and liabilities due to limitations of the hatch insurance coverage, (xiii) fluctuations in commodity costs and the availability of food in general and certain raw materials related to the brewing of our craft beers and energy requirements, (xiv) brand risks trade and service, (xv) government regulations and licensing costs, (xvi) beer and liquor regulations, (xvii) loss of key personnel, (xviii) inability to find acceptable sites, (xix) legal proceedings, (xx) other general economic and regulatory conditions and requirements, (xxi) the success of our major sales development initiatives and related operational initiatives, (xxii) any failure of our information or any security breaches relating to our electronic systems and data, and (xxiii) many other matters discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Ex 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 change its “forward-looking” statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
For more information, please contact Tom Houdek of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. at (714) 500-2400 or JCIR at (212) 835-8500 or [email protected].