Why BJ's Restaurants Is too Tasty to Pass Up


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, restaurant operator BJ's Restaurants has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at BJ's, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

BJ's facts

Headquarters (founded)

Huntington Beach, Calif. (1991)

Market Cap

$882.2 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$695.3 million


Chairman/CEO Gerald Deitchle

CFO Gregory Levin

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$38.6 million / $0


Brinker International

Darden Restaurants


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 501 members who have rated BJ's believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, nrandleman, highlighted BJ's as a particularly tasty bargain opportunity:

Just seems too good to pass up below $32/share. I have always been a fan of BJ's as a restaurant to eat at. From a business perspective I love the fact they have no debt and expand slowly into the same area to build a brand vs scattering locations all over the US.

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