As of Apr 3, 2018, the company operated 198 restaurants in 24 states under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ’s Pizza & Grill, or BJ’s Grill names.

In fiscal 2017, the company opened 8 net new restaurants, and plans to open 4 to 6 new restaurants in fiscal 2018. During the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the company added 1 net restaurant.

At year-end, the company owned 2 restaurants and the remainder were leased. Leases are typically for primary periods of 10 to 20 years, with extension options in most instances.

The average restaurant is approximately 8,100 square feet of interior space, and many have additional outdoor patio space. New restaurants are approximately 7,400 square feet of interior space, with seating for 225 guests. Restaurants are both freestanding and in-line, and in a variety of locations, including urban or suburban shopping malls, retail strip centers, lifestyle centers, and entertainment centers.

TTM20172016201520142013
Company-operated restaurants198197189171156146
Company-operated restaurant growth4.2%4.2%10.5%9.6%6.8%12.3%
Systemwide restaurants198197189171156146
Systemwide restaurant growth4.2%4.2%10.5%9.6%6.8%12.3%
Avg restaurant gross sq ft8,1008,1008,1008,2008,2008,300
Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth-0.3%-0.4%-0.9%-0.9%-0.6%0.6%