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Pleasanton Weekly

- April 27, 2012

BJ's opens new Dublin restaurant

Popular eatery, brewhouse has operations in West, Midwest

BJ's Restaurants opened its newest restaurant in Dublin on Monday, with long lines of patrons waiting at the door of the popular Huntington Beach-based chain

The new restaurant and brewhouse is located at the intersection of Fallon Road and I-580, across the parking lot from the new Target Superstore in the 380,000-square-foot Fallon Gateway shopping center.

Pleasanton's new Stoneridge Creek retirement community and Paragon Outlet Center in Livermore, both under construction, are located directly across I-580 on El Charro Road.

The 8,500-square-foot restaurant can seat 280 diners and 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 system, including a 103-inch plasma set as well as several high-definition flat panel televisions, are a highlight of the restaurant, that calls itself very family-friendly.

Operating hours are 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday, and until one hour past midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

"We are excited to bring the BJ's concept to Dublin," said Jerry Deitchle, BJ's chairman and CEO. "Our new Dublin restaurant is our third restaurant opening so far this year, and is also our 10th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay market where we enjoy some of our highest sales volumes."

"We continue to remain solidly on track to open as many as 16 new restaurants during fiscal 2012, including the relocation of an older, smaller-format 'pizza and grill' restaurant to a site that can support a larger-format BJ's restaurant," he added. "All of our remaining new restaurants for the current year are either in the permitting stage or are under construction."

BJ's Restaurants Inc. currently owns and operates 118 casual dining restaurants under the BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ's Pizza & Grill and BJ's Grill brand names.

The restaurants are known for their deep-dish pizza complemented with generously portioned salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts.

The company also operates several microbreweries in addition to using contract brewers to produce and distribute BJ's proprietary handcrafted beers throughout the chain.

Besides Dublin, the company's restaurants are located in California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana and Washington State.

More information about BJ's Restaurants Inc. is on the company's website, www.bjsrestaurants.com. y.

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