BJ’s Restaurants to Honor Unsung Heroes with Lunch
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. announced that team members from its 188 BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhoue locations nationwide will deliver a special “thank you” lunch to first responders on National Random Acts of Kindness Day this Friday.
On February 17, BJ’s team members will deliver menu favorites to nearby police stations, firehouses and emergency dispatch centers. The coordinated nationwide effort represents the company’s ongoing commitment to honor first responders who serve our communities every day.
“This is the least we can do to give back to the men and women who work around the clock to keep us safe,” says Greg Trojan, president and CEO of BJ's Restaurants, Inc. “Last fall, we made a pledge to recognize the unsung heroes who may not make headlines, but who deserve a ‘thank you’ for serving our communities every day. We created the Buy a Hero a Beer program to allow our customers to join us in that mission.”
Friday’s Random Acts of Kindness Day deliveries are an extension of BJ’s Buy a Hero a Beer program. For $6, anyone over the age of 21 may contribute a pint of BJ’s craft beer (or BJ’s handcrafted soda), which can then be redeemed by a firefighter, police officer or EMT at any BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse nationwide. Since the launch of the Buy a Hero a Beer program on November17, more than 11,000 pints have been contributed.
“The generosity from our customers has been astounding,” Trojan says. “They are helping to make sure our heroes are recognized and rewarded, not just on National Random Acts of Kindness Day, but every day.”
Each BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse has identified a local police station, firehouse or dispatch center that will receive a lunch delivery on Friday.