BJ’s Restaurants Inc. blamed discounting and increased promotional activity for an expected 2.7-percent decline in same-store sales during the fourth quarter in preliminary results released last week. For the quarter ended Dec. 31, BJ’s reported revenue of about $199.8 million, an 8-percent increase from $184.8 million a year ago. The 2.7-percent same-store sales decline, however, included a 2.3-percent drop in traffic combined with a decrease in average check of about 0.4 ...

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