As of May 8, 2017, the company operated 192 restaurants in 24 states under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJ’s Pizza & Grill, or BJ’s Grill names.
During fiscal 2016, the company opened 17 new restaurants, and plans to open 10 new restaurants in fiscal 2017. The company added 1 net restaurant in the first quarter of fiscal 2017.
At year-end, the company owned 4 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 8,200 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.
|Company-operated restaurant growth||9.2%||10.5%||9.6%||6.8%||12.3%||13.0%|
|Systemwide restaurant growth||9.2%||10.5%||9.6%||6.8%||12.3%||13.0%|
|Avg restaurant gross sq ft||8,100||8,100||8,200||8,200||8,300||8,300|
|Avg restaurant gross sq ft growth||-0.8%||-0.9%||-0.9%||-0.6%||0.6%||1.1%|