What Not to Eat: BJ’s Signature Deep Dish Pizzas

“BJ’s unique pizza creations on flavorful, lightly sauced bakery pizza crust with BJ’s signature five cheese blend,” gushes the menu at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (146 locations).


For things that are “lightly sauced,” BJ’s 11 Signature Deep Dish Pizzas (and, eventually, the chain’s customers) are awfully heavy. Take the Small (9″) Signature Deep Dish Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, which is smaller than BJ’s Individual (11″) Hand-Tossed Pizzas.

“Grilled garlic chicken, Applewood smoked bacon, jack and cheddar cheese, red onions, diced tomatoes and a drizzle of ranch” doesn’t sound so heavy. But the pound of pizza dumps 2,160 calories, 30 grams of saturated fat, and 4,680 milligrams of sodium (three days’ worth) in your lap.

Eating one BJ’s Small is like eating three Pizza Hut Personal Pan Pepperoni Pizzas. You’d have to pedal your bike, nonstop, for 5½ hours to burn the pizza off.

“Brought to your table in the pan and fresh from the oven!” says the menu.

Think of it as a fresh layer of deep belly fat with your name on it.

Visit BJ’s Facebook page to let them know what you think about this overly-indulgent pizza.

BJs Signature Deep Dish Pizza

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