Thursday, January 25, 2007

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Donates $250,000

Huntington Beach, Calif. — BJ's Restaurants, Inc., a long time supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation donated $250,000 to the foundation. The donation comes from the Company's 2006 Cookies for Kids program.

This program calls for the Company to donate a portion of the sale of every signature Pizookie(R) dessert to the CF Foundation. Throughout 2006, the Company also donated an additional $150,000 to the CF Foundation from grand opening events for new BJ's Restaurants and from other fundraising campaigns.

"BJ's Restaurants is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to support charitable and humanistic programs that benefit the communities and constituencies that support our restaurants," said Jerry Deitchle, President and CEO. "For many years, BJ's has joined in the struggle to fight and eliminate cystic fibrosis through our Cookies for Kids program. On behalf of the 6,500 team members at our Company, BJ's is very proud to present our 2006 Cookies for Kids donation today."

BJ's Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 55 casual dining restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant and Brewery, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse or BJ's Pizza & Grill brand names. The Company operates 11 microbreweries which produce and distribute BJ's critically acclaimed handcrafted beers throughout the chain. The Company's restaurants are located in California (35), Texas (8), Arizona (4), Colorado (3), Oregon (3) and Nevada (2). The Company also has a licensing interest in a BJ's restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. Visit BJ's Restaurants, Inc. on the web at

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