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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports Net Profit of $331,000 and a 23.1% Increase in Revenues for its Third Quarter of 1999
MISSION VIEJO, CA (November 15, 1999) - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for its third quarter ended September 30, 1999. The Company reported net income of $331,000 or $.04 per share as compared to net income of $285,000 or $.04 per share for the same period
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports $390,000 Profit for 1999, a 24.4% Increase in Revenues and a 123.3% Increase in Income From Operations
Mission Viejo, CA March 29, 2000 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 1999. Total revenues increased 29.7% for the fourth quarter and 24.4% for the year compared with the same periods in 1998.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports a $173,000 Profit for the First Quarter of 2000 and a 25.8% Increase in Revenues
Mission Viejo, CA May 10, 2000 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2000. Revenues totaled $10,179,000 for the first quarter of 2000, an increase of 25.8% as compared with the same period in 1999.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports a 47.3% Increase in Revenues and a Record $784,000 Profit for the Third Quarter of 2000
Huntington Beach, California November 6, 2000 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2000. Revenues totaled $14,791,000 for the third quarter of 2000, an increase of 47.3% as compared with the same period in 1999.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces Purchase of Interest of Majority Shareholder by Affiliate of the Jacmar Companies
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 21, 2000--Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. Thursday announced that BJ Chicago, LLC ("LLC"), has signed an agreement to acquire 2,206,500 shares of common stock of the company from ASSI, Inc. and Louis Habash, representing approximately 28 percent of the
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Placement of Additional Debt and Equity Financing to Fund Expansion
Huntington Beach, California February 22, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced that it has executed an agreement with Union Bank to provide the Company with up to $8 million in debt financing. The financing consists of two loans: a $4 million term loan which will
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports a $,1944,000 Profit for 2000, and a 40% Increase in Revenues
Huntington Beach, CA March 14, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2000. Total revenues increased 61.4% for the fourth quarter and 40.0% for the year compared with the same periods in 1999.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Execution of a Letter of Intent on its First Unit in Texas and the Appointment of a New Director
Huntington Beach, California July 18, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced that it has executed a non-binding letter of intent on a site in Lewisville, Texas. Lewisville is a rapidly-growing, upscale community northwest of Dallas.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Approval of a Private Placement of 3.2 Million Shares of Common Stock
Huntington Beach, California, July 19, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced that its shareholders overwhelmingly approved the private placement of 3.2 million shares of common stock with BJ Chicago, LLC, the Company's largest shareholder.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports a 29.4% Increase in Revenues and a $985,000 Profit for the Second Quarter of 2001
Huntington Beach, California August 8, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Revenues totaled $15,974,000 for the second quarter of 2001, an increase of 29.4% as compared with the same period in 2000.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Completion of 3.2 Million Share Private Placement, The Execution of a Letter of Intent on a New Site, and the Opening of its Irvine, California Restaurant
Huntington Beach, California, August 20, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced that it has completed the private placement of 3.2 million shares of common stock to BJ Chicago LLC, the Company's largest shareholder, at $2.50 per share.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Reports Record Revenues and an $863,000 Profit for the Third Quarter of 2001
Huntington Beach, California November 12, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2001. Revenues totaled $16,618,000 for the third quarter of 2001, an increase of 12.4% as compared with the same period in 2000.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc.. Announces the Filing and Mailing of an Updated Prospectus in Connection with Exercise of Outstanding Warrants
Huntington Beach, California, December 6, 2001 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced today that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission an updated Prospectus dated November 30, 2001 containing information concerning the exercise of the
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Execution of Leases on Two Sites, The Hiring of a Chief Financial Officer and Earnings Expectations for 2001
Huntington Beach, California, January 30, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced that it executed leases on sites in Lewisville, Texas and Cupertino, California today. The Lewisville site, which is located northwest of Dallas, is expected to open during the summer
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. Announces the Execution of a Lease on a Site in Thousand Oaks, California
Huntington Beach, California, February 11, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced today that it executed a lease on a site in Thousand Oaks, California. The site is approximately 8,700 square feet and is located in the North Ranch Center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard,
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. Reports a $3,177,000 Profit for 2001, and a 23.6% Increase in Revenues
Huntington Beach, CA March 5, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) released results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2001. Total revenues increased 11.3% for the fourth quarter and 23.6% for the year compared with the same periods in 2000.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. Announces the Hiring of a New Chief Operating Officer
Huntington Beach, California March 25, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced that Michael Nahkunst has joined the Company as its chief operating officer. Mr. Nahkunst brings over 30 years experience in the restaurant industry to Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. Announces the Exercise of 7.4 Million Warrants
Huntington Beach, California, April 11, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) announced that 7.4 million of its redeemable warrants were exercised before their expiration on April 8, 2002. The exercise price of the warrants was $4.89 per share, resulting in net proceeds to the Company
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery Inc. Announces the Appointment of Two New Directors
Huntington Beach, California, April 15, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) announced that it has appointed Mr. John (“Jack”) F. Grundhofer and Mr. J. Roger King to its Board of Directors. Mr. Grundhofer is the chairman of U.S. Bancorp, a multi-state financial institution with over
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Toggle Summary Paul Motenko and Jerry Hennessy Named Ernst & Young's 2002 Retail Entrepreneur Paul Motenko and Jerry Hennessy Named Ernst & Young's 2002 Retail Entrepreneur
IRVINE, June 21, 2002 –– Paul Motenko and Jerry Hennessy, co-CEO's of Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc., parent company of BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, received Ernst & Young's 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the retail category. This award honors entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work and
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Execution of Two New Leases, the Hiring of a New Executive and the Appointment of a New Director
Huntington Beach, California, July 8, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO and CHGOW) announced today that it executed leases on sites in Addison, Texas and Webster, Texas. The Addison restaurant will be approximately 7,300 square feet and is located north of Dallas on Beltline Road.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces NASDAQ National Market Listing
Huntington Beach, California, July 23, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) announced that its application for Nasdaq National Market listing was approved and will be effective immediately. “Meeting the requirements of Nasdaq National Market listing is another significant milestone
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Report a $910,000 Profit for the Second Quarter of 2002 and a 14.5% increase in Revenues
Beach, CA AUGUST 6, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) released results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2002. Revenues totaled $18,298,000 for the second quarter of 2002, an increase of 14.5% as compared with the second quarter of 2001.
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. to Present at RBC Capital Markets Consumer Conference
Huntington Beach, California, October 2, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. will present to investors attending the RBC Capital Markets Consumer Conference in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, October 3, 2002 from 2:15 pm to 2:50 pm (EST).
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Numerous Awards Including Large Brewpub Of The Year At The Great American Beer Festival
Huntington Beach, California, October 10, 2002 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) operators of BJ's Restaurant & Breweries, announced that BJ's was named Large Brewpub of the Year, and that it's Oregon brewer, Dan Pedersen was named Large Brewpub Brewmaster of the Year at the 2002 Great
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces A Fourth Quarter 2002 Revenue Increase Of 25.6%, A Same Store Sales Increase Of 3.9%, The Execution Of Two Additional Leases And Provides Earnings Guidance
Huntington Beach, California, January 15, 2003 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) reported today revenues increased 25.6% to a record $21.0 million for the fourth quarter ended December 28, 2002 from $16.7 in the fourth quarter of 2001. Same store sales increases at the BJ's restaurants
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Toggle Summary BJ's Restaurant & Brewery Donates More Than $300,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
ANAHEIM, CALIF; February 12, 2003 — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced that Chicago Pizza & Brewery, operators of BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, has made a donation of more than $300,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support cystic fibrosis (CF) research and care programs throughout
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. to Present at Investment Conferences in June
HUNTINGTON BEACH, California -- June 4, 2003 -- Paul Motenko, Chairman and co-CEO for Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHGO), will address the investment community at the following conferences during June: June 4, 2003 - 3:30 PM (PDT): The Second Annual JMP Securities Research Conference (San
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. Announces the Hiring of Gregory S. Lynds as Chief Development Officer
Huntington Beach, California July 10, 2003 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) today announced that Gregory S. Lynds has joined the Company as Chief Development Officer. “We are extremely pleased to have someone of Greg's talent and experience lead the development effort for the
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Toggle Summary Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. to Report 2003 Second Quarter Results and Host Investor Conference Call on July 29
Huntington Beach, California July 24, 2003 - Chicago Pizza & Brewery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHGO) will release results for the quarter ended June 29, 2003 after the close of market on Tuesday, July 29, 2003. An investor conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet at 2:00 p.m.
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