BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (Nasdaq: BJRI) today officially designated June 17, 2014, as BJ’s Free Pizookie® Day, a delicious celebration taking place at all of its restaurants. Guests who use the Dine-In Order Ahead feature to order a Chocolate Chunk Pizookie® on the new BJ’s app on Tuesday, June 17, will receive it for free. The Chocolate Chunk Pizookie® is the restaurant chain’s signature hot-out-of-the-oven cookie dessert freshly baked and topped with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. “In addition to offering a revolutionary new way for our guests to experience dining at BJ’s Restaurants with our new app, we’re celebrating with the dessert that people know and love – our famous signature Chocolate Chunk Pizookie®,” said Greg Trojan, President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. “Our guests know us as a destination for their special occasions, and there is no better way to end a special meal than with a Chocolate Chunk Pizookie®.” On June 17, guests simply order their free Chocolate Chunk Pizookie® using the Dine-In Order Ahead feature and the discount will be automatically applied. There is no purchase necessary to participate in BJ’s Free Pizookie® Day. The BJ’s app, which is available for iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets, launched on June 10. The app is designed to improve the dining experience for occasions when time is most precious. Features include Dine-In Order Ahead, which allows guests to place their food and drink orders in advance; Mobile Pay, which eliminates waiting for the check; and Preferred Waitlist, where guests can view current wait times and move up in line from anywhere. Those using the Dine-In Order Ahead and Mobile Pay features of the app will also automatically receive BJ’s Premier Rewards points to redeem for free food, savings and other special perks – even when ordering take-out.
In addition to being the freshly baked famous dessert that BJ’s originated years ago, the Pizookie® is central to the restaurant chain’s fundraising efforts. When guests purchase a Pizookie® dessert, they are contributing to BJ’s ongoing financial support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation through the Cookies 4 Kids program. To learn more about the BJ’s Foundation, visit http://bjsbrewhouse.com/foundation.BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 151 casual dining restaurants under the BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery®, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse®, 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. The Company operates several brew pubs in addition to using independent third party brewers to produce and distribute BJ’s critically acclaimed craft beers. The Company’s restaurants are located in California (64), Texas (30), Florida (17), Arizona (6), Colorado (5), Nevada (5), Ohio (4), Washington (4), Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), Kentucky (2), Virginia (2), Arkansas (1), Indiana (1), Kansas (1), Louisiana (1), Maryland (1) and New Mexico (1). Visit BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. on the Web at http://www.bjsrestaurants.com.