Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): January 4, 2019  

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


7755 Center Avenue, Suite 300, Huntington Beach, California 92647
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(714) 500-2400
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) Effective January 4, 2019, Janet Sherlock was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. (the "Company"). Ms. Sherlock will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

There is no understanding or arrangement between Ms. Sherlock and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Sherlock was appointed.

In connection with her service as a member of the Board, Ms. Sherlock will be paid in accordance with the terms described in the section titled “Director Compensation” that begins on page 11 of the Company’s proxy statement that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 26, 2018, as such compensation may be amended from time to time, which description is incorporated herein by this reference.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On January 8, 2019, the Company issued a press release, which announced that Ms. Sherlock has been appointed to the Board. A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated January 8, 2019


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: January 8, 2019By: /s/ GREGORY A. TROJAN        
  Gregory A. Trojan
  Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
 By: /s/ GREGORY S. LEVIN     
  Gregory S. Levin
President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)