X5 Retail Group launches operations in the Siberian Federal District with the opening of five Pyaterochka stores

Novosibirsk, 2016-Aug-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announces the launch of its operations in the Siberian Federal District and the creation of Pyaterochka’s Siberian Division.

Between 5 and 12 August, five Pyaterochkas were opened in Novosibirsk. The stores, with a total area of 2,890 sq m, are fully in line with the format’s new concept launched in October 2013. To date, the chain has upgraded and rebranded over 6,400 stores (more than 89% of the total) in 54 regions.

At present, Pyaterochka partners with more than 50 Siberian producers. Over 40 producers are located in the Siberian Federal District, with 17 of them in the Novosibirsk Region. Local producers account for about 17% of store sales. Their bakery, frozen products, eggs and chilled poultry categories consist of nearly 100% locally produced goods. Going forward, every fifth product in the Siberian Pyaterochkas will be of local origin. Partners of X5 will also have an opportunity to supply their goods to neighbouring regions. The products made in Siberia are marked with a special eye stopper.

The Novosibirsk Pyaterochkas will be supplied by a distribution centre (DC) in the town of Ob, Novosibirsk Region. A logistics services contract has been signed with HAVI Logistics. In addition, the Novosibirsk Pyaterochkas will receive some goods directly from local producers.

By the end of 2016, Pyaterochka plans to open over 60 stores in Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk and Omsk, thus creating 760+ additional jobs in the stores and X5’s regional office. Over the next two years, Pyaterochka plans to open over 150 stores in the Altai Territory, as well as in Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Omsk and Tomsk Regions.

The chain’s DC, with a total area of 35,000 sq m and a headcount of 250 employees, will start operations in Novosibirsk by the end of 2017. The DC, with capacity to service more than 500 stores, will feature up to 31,000 pallet positions, accept up to 260 and release up to 350 vehicles daily.

By the end of 2018, Pyaterochka’s Siberian Division plans to open DCs in Krasnoyarsk and Omsk.

Note to Editors:

X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE: FIVE, Fitch – ‘BB’, Moody’s – ‘Ba3’, S&P – ‘BB-’) is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the chain of proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores under various brands.

As of 30 June 2016, X5 had 7,936 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St. Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 7,164 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 493 Perekrestok supermarkets, 89 Karusel hypermarkets and 190 convenience stores. The Company operates 35 DCs and 1,469 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.

For the full year 2015, revenue totalled RUB 808,818 mln (USD 13,268 mln), Adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 59,413 mln (USD 975 mln), and net profit for the period amounted to RUB 14,174 mln (USD 233 mln). In Q1 2016, revenue totalled RUB 231,611 mln (USD 3,104 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 16,493 mln (USD 221 mln), and net profit amounted to RUB 5,054 mln (USD 68 mln).

X5’s Shareholder structure is as follows: Alfa Group – 47.86%, founders of Pyaterochka – 14.43%, X5 Directors – 0.06%, treasury shares – 0.01%, free float – 37.64%.

Forward looking statements:

This announcement includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, “forward looking statements”. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not only relate to historical or current events. Forward-looking statements often use words such as “anticipate”, “target”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “expected”, “plan”, “goal”, “believe”, or other words of similar meaning.

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, a number of which are beyond X5 Retail Group N.V.’s control. As a result, actual future results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set out in these forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of X5 Retail Group N.V. speak only as at the date of this announcement. Save as required by any applicable laws or regulations, X5 Retail Group N.V. undertakes no obligation publicly to release the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements in this document that may occur due to any change in its expectations or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.

For further details please contact:

Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783
e-mail: Maxim.Novikov@x5.ru

Andrey Vasin
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.:+7 (495) 662-8888 ext. 21-456
e-mail: Andrey.Vasin@x5.ru

Source: X5 Retail Group

BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today (Aug. 10, 2016) announced the opening of its restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on Monday, August 8, 2016, on Route 19 at South Hills Village.  The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet, seats approximately 225 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 third restaurant in the state of Pennsylvania,” commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO.  “This restaurant is located in the southern suburb of Pittsburgh and joins our two successful Pennsylvania restaurants located in McCandless, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh, and our recent opening in Lancaster.  This is our eighth restaurant opened this year and we remain on track to open a total of 18 to 19 new locations by the end of the year.  We are looking forward to our next two restaurant openings later this month in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio.”

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 178 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, brewpub locations in Texas and qualified independent third party craft brewers.  The Company’s restaurants are located in the 23 states of Alabama, Arizona,Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada,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.

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.

X5 Retail Group announces the opening of its 8,000th store in Russia

Orenburg, Russia, 2016-Aug-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group, a leading Russian food retailer, announces the opening of its 8,000th store in Russia. The milestone opening is a new Karusel hypermarket in Orenburg (149/2 Turkestanskaya St.).

The nearly-5.5 thousand sq m store has selling space of 3.5 thousand sq m, was custom built for X5, and is owned by the Karusel chain. The building features a modern air conditioning and cutting-edge shopping space lighting systems. Twenty checkout aisles will enable higher throughput in busy times. The opening of the new hypermarket has created 189 new jobs.

The store offers 19,500 SKUs, with a large proportion of fresh and ultrafresh categories, including meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, and dairy, in its food selection. Over 90% of the hypermarket’s food products are manufactured in Russia. Local producers account for more than 15% of the product mix, and in some categories (meat products, bakery and confectionery) their share reaches 50–95%. In particular, Karusel offers products by Demetra, Khlebnaya Karusel, Stepnye Prostory, Novotroitsk Meat Processing Plant, Orenburg Bakery Plant, Tashlinsky Trade House, Torty, Sordes, and others. In addition, the new hypermarket boasts a broad selection of household goods such as dishes, toys, cleaning products, clothes, footwear, and much more.

This is the second Karusel hypermarket in Orenburg and the Orenburg region. X5 Retail Group is also represented in the Orenburg region by more than 180 Pyaterochka stores and 5 Perekrestok supermarkets, providing over 2,000 jobs to local residents.

For further details please contact:

Maxim Novikov
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783
e-mail: Maxim.Novikov@x5.ru

Andrey Vasin
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.:+7 (495) 662-8888 ext. 21-456
e-mail: Andrey.Vasin@x5.ru

Source: X5 Retail Group

Office Depot announces the opening of a new STEM wing at Lovejoy High School in Lucas, Texas

BOCA RATON, Fla., 2016-Jul-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading global provider of office products, services, and solutions, through its Office Depot and OfficeMax brands, today announced the opening of a new STEM wing at Lovejoy High School, located in Lucas, Texas. The STEM wing is scheduled for an unveiling today at Learning @ Lovejoy, a nine day professional development conference that also kicks off today with more than 50 sessions for every subject area, level and role within K-12 education.

The nearly 28,000 square foot addition features 12 classrooms, two engineering labs, five computer labs and one think tank incubator space, geared toward teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Office Depot, Inc. provided full end-to-end services from visioning to implementation of the furniture and equipment along with a financial contribution toward the incubator space, which was designed to facilitate a high-impact learning environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

“Today’s classrooms need to stimulate learning in an environment where technology and digital learning are integral components,” said Becki Schwietz, senior director of K-12 Initiatives for Office Depot, Inc. “The STEM program at Lovejoy exemplifies modern learning, and we are pleased to contribute toward this innovative educational solution.”

The STEM wing provides students with two distinct applied learning areas spanning two floors. On the first floor, students produce projects using work tables and traditional and digital tools under the apprenticeship of industry professionals and educators working with them to design, prototype and synthesize advanced products. The second floor, a think tank incubator nest, was created in collaboration with Office Depot, Inc. and overlooks the busy workshop below. This space facilitates ideation, observation and project management of the first floor production area. Although the two areas are separated, they were developed to facilitate collaboration through different steps within the same student-led design process.

The space was designed to resemble an industrial and advanced digital workshop with building systems such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC and some structural beams left exposed to highlight the systems in place that support and operate the building. The incubator space is outfitted with conference tables, high-definition smart TV monitors, and office chairs instead of the typical student seating. Learners and visitors to the space can also experience furnishings and digital tools that are common in modern STEM work environments.

The new STEM wing was developed with input from teachers, who worked with the district to outline the program goals. The STEM courses offered at Lovejoy High School support students in the practice of applying diverse subject area skill sets in order to solve real world and authentic problems, encourage creative thinking and problem solving, and enhance collaboration among students and teachers.

“Office Depot has been a tremendous partner in helping our district establish a 21st century model for educational design,” said Dennis Muizers, deputy superintendent for Lovejoy Independent School District. “The ability to be flexible in order to meet the needs of each student is the hallmark of our learning spaces and instructional goals, and we are thrilled to make this vision a reality for our students and take their education to an even higher level.”

Office Depot, Inc. will also play an integral role at the Learning @ Lovejoy conference, which will feature an Office Depot Innovation Zone where participants can explore an immersive 21st century learning experience within the new STEM wing including dedicated workshops featuring experiential collaboration and highlights from Lovejoy’s own innovation journey with Office Depot, Inc. to reimagine education.

Office Depot, Inc. works with school districts around the country to design classrooms with new technology and furniture to help meet the changing needs of students today. It’s all part of the company’s “Committed to Learning” initiative, which has led to the formation of a national team of education experts and partners across disciplines. In developing this team, the company provides instructional solutions and professional development for educators to enrich the learning experience, in addition to forging partnerships with thought leaders in the industry to focus on early literacy, cognitive computing, entrepreneurship, project-based learning and innovative learning spaces.

About Office Depot, Inc.
Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for every workplace – whether your workplace is an office, home, school or car.

Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture, and school essentials.

The company has annual sales of approximately $16 billion, employs approximately 56,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in 59 countries with approximately 1,800 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization – all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The company operates under several banner brands including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Grand & Toy, and Viking. The company’s portfolio of exclusive product brands include TUL, Foray, Brenton Studio, Ativa, WorkPro, Realspace and HighMark.

Office Depot, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://news.officedepot.com.

Contacts:

Julianne Embry
561-438-1451
julianne.embry@officedepot.com

Edelman
Sarah Hoffman
512-634-3651
sarah.hoffman@edelman.com

Source: Office Depot, Inc.

Harris Teeter announces opening of its Falls Church, VA location on July 27, 2016

Matthews, NC, 2016-Jul-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its West Broad location on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8 a.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and in-store sampling.

In each of its stores, Harris Teeter strives to offer customers an excellent shopping experience, which begins with customer service and features high-quality products, variety and selection.  Harris Teeter also works to be a true community partner by supporting local schools and youth sports organizations, among other non-profit organizations.

Store Address West Broad
301 West Broad
Falls Church, VA 22046
Grand Opening Date Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Grand Opening Time 8 a.m., ribbon cutting, store open immediately following
Store Hours 24 hours/7 days a week
Pharmacy Hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Check-Out Lanes 10 checkouts and 8 express checkouts

Contact:

!-800-432-6111

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Harris Teeter announces opening of its Falls Church, VA location on July 27, 2016
Harris Teeter announces opening of its Falls Church, VA location on July 27, 2016

 

Source: Harris Teeter

Whole Foods Market announces the opening of its newest store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Tuesday, July 26

BROOKLYN, N.Y., 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Whole Foods Market, the nation’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest store on Tuesday, July 26 at 9 AM in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (238 Bedford Ave.). The highly anticipated Williamsburg store will be Brooklyn’s second Whole Foods Market location, featuring a vast selection of new and exclusive goods from favorite local vendors. Opening day will kick off with the company’s traditional bread breaking ceremony at 8:45 AM followed by an array of tastings, vendor samplings, sales, and giveaways!

In line with Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the local community, the Williamsburg store has named the Brooklyn Public Library as the 5% Community Giving Day Partner. The Brooklyn Public Library will receive 5% of the store’s sales from opening day to benefit the library’s eco-learning programs before the 2018 opening of its Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center. Additionally, Whole Foods Market Gowanus will also be donating 5% of its sales on July 26th to the Library.

To give shoppers something more to be excited about, Whole Foods Market Williamsburg is partnering with Brooklyn-based natural colorist and fashion designer Audrey Louise Reynolds to giveaway a custom, one-of-a-kind tote bag to the first 250 shoppers on opening day. Dubbed as the “fashion world’s artisanal fabric dyer” by The New York Times, Reynolds will also be launching her line of sustainable dyes (ALR Dyes) within the store’s Whole Body department.

Social media savvy shoppers should keep an eye on the store’s various channels (@wfmbrooklyn) for giveaways with local favorite, PINTRILL. Whole Foods Market Williamsburg has partnered with the pop-culture savvy pin company to create two pins featuring an Avocado Toast and a Kale Tattoo made exclusively for the store opening. To purchase these pins, simply visit PINTRILL.com or the company’s flagship location in the area.

At 51,000 square feet, Whole Foods Market Williamsburg will be providing local residents with a vast and unparalleled selection of high quality natural and organic goods, in addition to a variety of unique dining and first-to-market store innovations. All products meet the retailer’s strict quality standards.

“Having lived in and around Williamsburg for the last decade, I’m thrilled to be opening a Whole Foods Market in the neighborhood my family and I call home,” said Store Team Leader, Sam Baris. “The team has put a lot of thought and hard work into creating a store that really caters to the diverse community, and we hope that’s apparent in everything from the store’s design and prepared food offerings to each and every single product on shelves.”

Whole Foods Market recently announced the vast variety of in-store venues that will make up the “WFM Food Hall.” Specifically, shoppers can expect to find some of New York City’s most beloved and up-and-coming favorites such as Luke’s Lobster’s Tail Cart, No. 7 Veggie, and East Coast Poke. Neighborhood favorite OddFellows Ice Cream Co. will be offering shoppers a rotating menu of its seasonal flavors served from its signature ice cream cart. Paying homage to Williamsburg’s storied roots, the retailer is also introducing a new venue concept called N4—a restaurant and tap room offering an all-natural take on the traditional Jewish delicatessen. N4 will feature an array of exclusive wines on draft from Red Hook Winery, craft cocktails featuring New York state liquors, and menu items such as Fried Matzo Balls, Pastrami Hash & Egg, and Portobello Pastrami.  The store will also offer, Layered, a breakfast and snack concept focused on vegan and paleo options, and classic prepared food offerings including pizza, sushi, coffee, juice and other daily chef-made creations.

In addition, every department will be featuring an unrivaled selection of premium and locally sourced goods and first-to-market innovations. For a full list of product exclusives, go here.

  • Grocery: With so many amazing local producers in Brooklyn, it’s no wonder that this store is filled with new and exclusive products such as an all-butter, ready-to-bake frozen pie crust from Four & Twenty Blackbirds, artisanal waffle cones from The Konery, Vista Hermosa corn tortillas made fresh daily at Tacombi Flatiron, and freshly milled flours available in the Bulk section from Brooklyn Bread Lab and Maine Grains.
  • Produce: There will be a variety of ways to improve the way you shop for produce at the Williamsburg store. Baldor Specialty Foods will launch a digital kiosk giving shoppers the opportunity to special order unique culinary items typically only available to the metro area’s top chefs. Gotham Greens will be introducing fresh pesto, available in both classic and vegan varieties, plus fresh Thai and Purple Basil. Gotham Greens will also introduce “Ugly Greens,” greens and herbs that are slightly imperfect on the outside and perfectly delicious on the inside. To help further reduce food waste and generate additional revenue for farmers, the store will be introducing an “Imperfect Produce” program, offering customers the opportunity to purchase select “cosmetically-challenged” produce at a lower price.
  • Bakery: The Williamsburg store will house an in-store bakery creating breads, cakes, pastries and more! In addition, it will be a new home to Roberta’s array of baked goods and pastries, including a sunflower spelt loaf and their incredibly popular and delicious sticky buns.  The store will also be using flour provided by the Brooklyn Bread Lab to create a variety of new and exclusive items.
  • Meat: Shoppers can rest assured knowing that all meat sold in stores were raised to the retailer’s strict standards and have been certified to the 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating System. Get to know the skilled butchers behind the counter who can cut to order and help you choose the best meat for your occasion based on your budget. As a special feature to this location, shoppers can expect a full and expanded variety of ready-to-cook meat items.
  • Seafood: Whether you’re interested in sustainably caught wild seafood or Responsibly Farmed, Whole Foods Market’s fishmongers have the freshest, highest quality seafood. Fans of ceviche will be pleased to know that they can choose their choice of fish and the store’s knowledgeable fishmongers will add the marinade.
  • Specialty: In addition to some of the finest cheeses sourced locally, domestically and from around the world, the Williamsburg location will be offering five new cheeses from Crown Finish Caves, based out of Crown Heights. Beer aficionados can rejoice as Brooklyn Brewery will be launching a special “West coast-style” IPA called Area 291 specifically for this opening. Transmitter Brewing will also be launching a hoppy, Belgian-style ale called WF-1 that will be packaged in single, 25 oz. bottles with a cork. Coffee enthusiasts can enjoy the exclusive “Williamsburg” blend from local favorite Toby’s Estate, roasted specially for preparation as a cold brew.
  • Whole Body: The department will feature a variety of products sourced from local vendors including fun food pun cards designed by artist Jenny Acosta, as well as additional personal care and beauty items with top-of-the-line natural and organic ingredients, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and baby care items.

For additional information and future announcements, please visit the store’s social media channels: Facebook.com/wholefoodsbrooklyn  and Twitter & Instagram @wfmbrooklyn

Contacts:

Michael Sinatra
michael.sinatra@wholefoods.com
551.574.8031 (cell)

Jessica Ventura
jv@sharpthink.com
212.829.0002 ext.104

Source: Whole Foods Market

BJ’s Restaurants announces the opening of its restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., 2016-Jul-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.(NASDAQ:BJRI) today announced the opening of its restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky.  The new BJ’s Restaurant opened on Monday, June 27, 2016, on Nicholasville Road and West Reynolds Roadat the Fayette Mall.  The restaurant is approximately 7,300 square feet, seats approximately 225 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 third restaurant in the state of Kentucky,” commented Greg Trojan, President and CEO.  “The new Lexington restaurant joins our two other successful Kentucky restaurants in Louisville at the Oxmoor Center and in Florence at the Florence Mall.  With seven restaurants opened year to date, we continue to remain on track to open a total of 18 to 19 new locations this year.  We look forward to opening our next four restaurants in the month of August in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Allentown, Pennsylvania; Teterboro, New Jersey and Cleveland, Ohio.”

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 177 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, brewpub locations in Texas and qualified independent third party craft brewers.  The Company’s restaurants are located in the 23 states of Alabama, Arizona,Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada,New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,Virginia and Washington.

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 of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc.
(714) 500-2400
JCIR at (212) 835-8500
bjri@jcir.com.

Source: BJ’s