BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Last verified 4/12
Reminder: You must take the responsibility of being vigilant by always reconfirming the GF status of a menu item and addressing cross-contamination issues each and every time.
BJ's is a participating member of the GIG Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program. Click here to access a PDF of their GF menu. Their GF menu options include salads, pizza, soup, giant stuffed otatoes, alchoholic ciders, Redbridge Beer, and weekend breakfast options.
Sent on 6/2/10 by email from Tamara Bersback, BJ's Restaurants, Inc. Risk Management Coordinator (714-500-2476):
"All of our restaurants have the new Gluten Free Pizza. Select menu items may be modified to fit a gluten-free
BJ's strives to provide a diverse and evolving menu and is always
testing new menu items to better serve you. Due to variations in the
recipes of test items, we do not have a complete nutritional/allergen
breakdown for items in test at this time. We add the
nutritional/allergen information for each menu item as soon as it
becomes a permanent addition to the menu.
BJ's menu is diverse and contains a wide variety of foods, many of
which contain one of the eight major allergens. While we have carefully
reviewed our recipes to inform our guest of foods that contain a food
allergen as part of a recipe, we cannot guarantee that cross-contact
with other foods will not occur during production. Please inform your
server if you, or any of the guests in your dining party, have any food
Unknown to SillyYaks site, Florida, 12/11
"Just wanted to let everyone know about this chain . . . we just ate lunch at the restaurant and I was quite impressed at the menu which also provides an allergy listing of all their menu items. I had trouble deciding what to order and that is the first time that has happened since I went gluten-free 3 months ago. They even have gluten-free pizza and a freshly baked cookie with ice cream. I will be going back!"
Melissa Mostonwy on her Gluten Exchange blog, 9/11
Read a review and see a photo of their new GF dessert on this local blog at http://www.theglutenexchange.com/search/label/BJ%27s%20Restaurant
Sue from San Jose, to SillyYaks site 6/10
"BJ's new gluten-free menu is unbelievable! Once I got "pizza'd" out on their delicious new g-f pizza, I turned my attention to the other menu items they have on their g-f menu!
My husband and I ate there on Sat. night, and I had their balsamic glazed chicken entree. Two grilled chicken breasts sitting on a bed of lettuce leaves with balsamic dressing drizzled on top, and along side it was a mound of white cheddar mashed potatoes. I also splurged and ordered a cup of their tomato bisque soup (and brought along some Glutino crackers to enjoy with my soup). It was absolutely delicious! AND, it was a great feeling to go to a restaurant and order a real dinner off a menu!
BJ's Restaurants are located in about 14 states in the U.S. If one is located near you, it's definitely worth checking out! Also, they are looking into other g-f options, such as creating a g-f cookie to use in their famous Pizookie desserts (warm cookie with a scoop of ice cream on top). Now, wouldn't THAT be something!"
Sue to Listserv, 6/10
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse just launched a brand new gluten-free menu,
including PIZZA and BEER! We ate there yesterday, and the pizza was absolutely delicious! Their chefs actually created the g-f pizza crust recipe, and they are now working on a g-f recipe for a cookie to use in their
famous Pizookie desserts (warm cookie with ice cream on top). They are
taking every precaution for us, including a dedication station to make the pizza.
This is just exciting news!
A post on Gluten Freeville website, 5/10: http://glutenfreeville.com/research/bj%E2%80%99s-restaurant-and-brewhouse-launches-gluten-free-pizza-today
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