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BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse adds Banh Mi Turkey Burger, new Loaded Burgers

Banh Mi Turkey Burger part of BJ’s Enlightened Menu

BJ’s Restaurants introduced the Banh Mi Turkey Burger and two, new loaded burgers. The Bistro Burger and the Mushroom Burger add to its popular Loaded Burgers menu. BJ’s debuted the new Banh Mi Turkey Burger as part of its Enlightened Favorites menu. And through July 21, the casual-dining chain offers a $3 chips and dip special when ordered with any Loaded Burger.

New to the BJ’s Enlightened Menu, the Banh Mi Turkey Burger has just 770 calories and retails in price for $12.95. It features an all-white meat turkey patty with pickled vegetables, jalapeños, sweet sriracha crema,and wasabi guacamole, The sandwich is then topped with lettuce and cilantro and served on a toasted parker house bun with a side mixed-green salad.

Most items on the healthy-oriented collection are under 1000 calories. The BJ’s Enlightened Menu also features specialties, including the Shrimp and Arugula Pita Tacos and, the Barbacoa Cauliflower Pita Tacos. Guests can also try the Spicy Peanut Chicken with Soba Noodles, the Seared Ahi Salad, and the Shrimp Quinoa Bowl. There are several other lower-calorie options.

205-unit BJ’s describes the new Bistro Burger as a fire-grilled beef patty with Applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, tomatoes, spinach, pickled red onions and roasted garlic aioli. The restaurant & brewhouse serves it on a toasted parker house bun. The Mushroom Swiss Burger features a fire-grilled beef patty. Sautéed mushrooms, swiss cheese, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes and roasted garlic aioli top the patty. The burger is then served on a parker house bun.

Also, for the $3 chips and dip special, guests can select fromSriracha Queso Dip with Seared Hatch Chiles, Sriracha Queso Dip with Piranha Pale Ale Chili and Housemade Guacamole and Fire-Roasted Salsa.

Additionally, on Wednesdays, BJ’s features Loaded Burgers as a Daily Brewhouse Special for $10 each. BJ’s guests enjoy the special with unlimited fries and $4 BJ’s signature beers. This combo excludes BJ’s seasonal and specialty beers at participating restaurants. (Void where prohibited.)

BJ’s spotlights burger specials, findings

Using survey data from YouGov collected in June, BJ’s presented some interesting burger findings. About 30 percent of consumers “tackled their burger with a fork and knife.” Another 28 percent have “smashed the burger down to be more compact.” Half of consumer attempt to cut their burgers in half before eating them. The Huntington Beach, Calif.-based brewhouse-style chain hopes consumers flock to the new menu additions in short order, regardless of burger persuasion and dining techniques.

“We’re extremely proud of our existing Loaded Burger lineup and our new flavors will hopefully encourage our guests to come in, try them and eat their burgers whichever way they please.”said Kevin Mayer, Bj’s Restaurants EVP and chief marketing officer.

BJ’s was founded in 1978 and owns and operates 205 casual dining restaurants.

Photo credit: BJ’s Restaurants

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