BJ’s moves into Florida

The BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse chain has opened its first Florida location in Orlando, with another to follow soon.

Plans now call for BJ’s to slowly grow north from Central Florida along the eastern seaboard, with similar expansion in the Midwest, said Chief Financial Officer Greg Levins.

BJ’s brews its own beer in a limited number of its locations, which also make beer for others in the chain.

Beer for Orlando and the restaurants that will open in Tampa are made at Saint Arnold Brewing in Houston.