BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) today (June 27, 2017) announced the opening of its restaurant in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1861 Carl D. Silver Parkway. The restaurant is approximately 7,500 square feet, seats approximately 230 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. 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 excited to open our seventh restaurant this year in Fredericksburg, Virginia,” commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO. “Fredericksburg is located in the northern Virginia area and represents our sixth restaurant in the state of Virginia. Our next restaurant is scheduled to open in September and will be our first restaurant in South Carolina.”

As with all of our new restaurant openings, BJ’s invited members of the Fredericksburg community to attend a soft opening event prior to our grand opening. As 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, BJ’s donated the proceeds of all alcohol purchases during the soft opening event to BJ’s Restaurants Foundation.

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 194 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, 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. All restaurants feature BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary craft beers, which are produced at several of the Company’s Restaurant & Brewery locations, its two brewpubs in Texas and by independent third party craft brewers. The Company’s restaurants are located in the 24 states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com for locations and additional information.

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.

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 and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. 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. Investors are referred to the full discussion of risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

For further information, please contact:

Greg Levin
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
(714) 500-2400

JCIR
(212) 835-8500
bjri@jcir.com.

Source: BJ’s Restaurants, Inc./globenewswire

Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open its doors at 1240 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg on July 8

CHICAGO , 2016-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Potbelly Sandwich Shop will open its doors at 1240 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, Tuesday, July 8. This will give area residents the chance to experience the lively, neighborhood hangout that makes Potbelly Sandwich Shop “The Best Place for Lunch.”

Desirae Mills is the general manager and has been with Potbelly since 2012. “ I started as an Assistant Manager in Washington D.C. and then moved to help open the Woodbridge location.” Mills said. “In March 2013, I took over as the General Manager of the Woodbridge location, and am so excited for the new Potbelly to open in Fredericksburg. So many people commute up north and get Potbelly for lunch, but now with the new location opening they can have it whenever those cravings come calling.”

The shop will partner which  during its pre-opening event, the Oven Warming party, to help raise funds and awareness for the organization. “Habitat for Humanity was recommended to us from other Potbelly locations that had partnered with them for different events,” said Mills. “We are excited to give back since they do so much to help our community.”

Known for its good vibes in addition to great sandwiches, live music has been a part of the Potbelly experience since the first shop opened in 1977. Neighborhood musicians put a little rhythm into lunch by performing live at Potbelly Sandwich Shops around the country. Musicians interested in performing at the new Fredericksburg Potbelly should contact the shop manager to apply and be scheduled for an audition.

Potbelly has built a passionate, loyal following of fans who spread the word about the fun, energetic atmosphere and great food. The unique Potbelly experience is defined by its combination of toasty warm sandwiches, hand-dipped shakes, tasty made-to-order salads, as well as friendly and lively people.

“I feel that our food, employees and the general atmosphere is what makes Potbelly unique,” Mills said, “The meats we use are sliced fresh daily, our melt- in- your -mouth cookies baked fresh each morning, and our shakes are just what you need to get you through the second half of your work day. ”

This is the first Potbelly Sandwich Shop to open in Fredericksburg and will staff approximately 20 employees and managers. The location will be open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Delivery service will start a few weeks after opening and will be available Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with minimum orders of $25.

About Potbelly Sandwich Shop

From its humble beginnings as a small antique store on Chicago’s North Side, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is now in neighborhoods across 18 different states. Each unique shop offers toasty warm sandwiches, craveable salads and hand-dipped milkshakes all made fresh to order, and delicious cookies baked fresh each day. Potbelly has built its reputation as a mealtime hangout where great food, friends, eclectic neighborhood décor and live, local music combine to create an atmosphere unlike any other. The Company owns and operates over 300 shops in the United States, with franchisees operating over twenty shops domestically and in the Middle East.

For more information, visit www.potbelly.com.

About the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity 

The Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity (http://www.fredhab.org/site/ ) brings the community together to build decent, affordable housing—and hope—for people in need. Habitat provides a “hand up” to home ownership through sweat equity, donor generosity, volunteer labor and interest-free mortgages.

The Fredericksburg Habitat operates in the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania and King George. Habitat for Humanity charges no interest to the homeowner and makes no profit from building with our low-income families.

Source: Potbelly Sandwich Shop