HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This Veterans Day, BJ's Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ:BJRI) invites all active-duty and retired military to stop in for a free meal as a "thank you" for their service. On Friday, November 11, all veterans can enjoy a complimentary entrée under $12.95 by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse® location nationwide. Friends and family of veterans are also invited to raise a glass to their loved ones for just $5 each. Guests over the age of 21 can choose from BJ's award-winning 11 signature beers and cider on tap. "BJ's Restaurants looks forward to welcoming our nation's heroes into our restaurants and serving them a free meal. It's our way of showing appreciation for their service and sacrifice," said Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Mayer. "I am proud to be part of a company that honors the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our freedom." BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse®, known for its extensive list of award-winning brews, has been a long-standing favorite among casual beer drinkers and craft beer enthusiasts alike. The made-to-order menu includes deep-dish pizzas with a southern California twist, handcrafted burgers, EnLIGHTened Entrées®, fresh salads and the world-renowned Pizookie® dessert. The company operates six breweries that produce and distribute BJ's critically acclaimed proprietary craft beers. The Veterans Day complimentary meal offer is valid for dine-in guests only at all BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse® locations and is limited to one entrée per person. The $5 BJ's Beers offer is valid in participating restaurants only where permitted by applicable state and local law.