BJ's 1Q net income more than doubles

BJ's 1Q net income more than doubles

Sales growth, cost efficiencies drive higher profits

BJ’s Restaurants Inc. more than doubled its net income during the first quarter due to a combination of higher sales and cost savings initiatives, the company said Thursday.

Net income in the quarter ended March 31 increased 106 percent, to $9.6 million, or 37 cents per share, from $4.7 million, or 16 cents per share.

Same-store sales at the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based chain rose 3.2 percent in the quarter.

“The continued success from our sales-dri

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