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The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission Has Investigated BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse 4 Times Since 2017

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse collected $1 billion in revenue in 2017. What started as a small pizzeria in Santa Ana, CA has transformed into a brand that is well-known across America and has opened many new locations in the last decade. But, as with any established brand in the food service industry, they had their hiccups in Texas when it came to responsible alcohol service.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted 4 investigations into allegations of improper service or handling of alcohol since the start of 2017.

Simply because a BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse location was investigated, it does not mean that they are a location that displays a pattern of violating TABC code. Conversely, if a location has been investigated and investigators determine that they are not in violation of TABC code, that does not mean that the alleged violation did not take place. At times, sufficient evidence required to prove that either criminal or administrative violations occurred is hard to come by. We are simply reporting the locations that were put on the TABC's radar for one reason or another by concerned citizens and law enforcement agencies.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Locations that Have Been Investigated by the TABC Since 2017


Sunset Valley - 5207 Brodie Lane

Allegation:

On 3/26/2018 it was alleged by a member of the community that this location had engaged in a marketing practice violation of some kind.

After a thorough investigation, TABC officials closed the investigation and issued a written warning.


San Antonio - 22410 Hwy 281 North

Allegation:

On 8/15/2017 it was alleged by an alcohol licensee that this location had allowed a breach of the peace by one of their employees. In other words, one of their employees allegedly may have become intoxicated and entered into an altercation with another employee or patron.

TABC investigators wrapped-up their investigation on 11/22/2017 after finding enough evidence to levy a $900 fine.


San Antonio - 5447 Loop 1604 North West

Allegation:

On 2/7/2017 a concerned member of the community alleged that alcohol was sold to an intoxicated person.

After 30 days, the TABC investigators were unable to find corroborating evidence to support the community member's allegation and closed the investigation on 3/7/2017.


Hurst - 952 Loop 820 Northeast

Allegation:

On 7/11/2017 a law enforcement agency alleged that this location had sold alcohol to an intoxicated person.

After an investigation that failed to deliver enough evidence to prove the allegations, the TABC closed their investigation on 9/28/2017.


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