BJís Restaurants has opened its ninth location in Ohio.



The Huntington Beach, Calif.-based chain opened Monday (Aug. 29) on Mentor Avenue at Great Lakes Mall. BJ's doesn't brew its own beer at its Ohio locations, but it serves BJ's brand beers.



"The Mentor BJís is our third restaurant in Northeast Ohio and joins our existing Canton and Akron restaurants,Ē President and CEO Greg Trojan said in a prepared statement. ďTo date, we have opened 10 restaurants and are looking forward to our next two openings in the month of September in Cary, N.C., and Valley Stream, N.Y.Ē



BJís Restaurants Inc. owns and operates 180 restaurants under the BJís Restaurant & Brewhouse, BJís Restaurant & Brewery, BJís Pizza & Grill and BJís Grill names.