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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Operations

BJ’s sees an edge in ops revamps

The 204-unit casual chain intends to complete an overhaul of all its kitchens by the end of the quarter, while tweaking its delivery and takeout procedures and pushing into catering.

The casual-dining operator plans to make more acquisitions, says RB’s The Bottom Line. One analyst says BJ’s Restaurants would make a good target.

The casual chain is betting that a more comfortable work environment will boost retention, resulting in speedier service, better food quality and ultimately higher sales.

The former Paxti's Pizza CEO brings 25 years of experience in chain operations, including at BJ’s and Chili’s.

The option is intended to boost traffic.

Despite improvement at Applebee’s and BJ’s, demand at varied menu chains remains weak, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The 6.9% jump for Q3 was driven by higher checks and a 2.6% rise in traffic.

Differing approaches by BJ’s and Texas Roadhouse show there’s no single approach, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The casual-dining chain reported a 5.6% increase in comps for its second quarter.