Sizzler

The Sizzler Story

Our History

It all began on January 27, 1958. With fifty dollars in the cash register, Del and Helen Johnson opened "Sizzler Family Steak House" in Culver City, California.

Dwight D. Eisenhower was in his second term as the 34th President of the United States. A 14-year-old Bobby Fischer took the United States Chess Championship. “Gigi” won the Academy Award for Best Picture. The American girl group The Shirelles began.

And finally, everyone could enjoy a great steak dinner at an affordable price. ($0.99 back then).

Sizzler Today...

From U.S.D.A. Choice steaks cut fresh in-house every day, to fresh salads, soups and baked goods – all created from scratch in real kitchens – Sizzler® is where America comes for great food and value. With a system-wide remodeling program underway, Sizzler is the Innovator of the new "Family Casual" segment. Guests order and pay in line, enjoying Sizzler's signature salad bar and fresh baked breads until their meals are delivered by server who refill beverages, clear tableware and tend to other needs. Sizzler serves lunch and dinner; some locations feature Sunday brunch.

Sizzler’s menu offers USDA choice tri tip steaks cut fresh daily, seafood (including fresh Salmon) and fresh ground beef burgers, complemented by Sizzler's famous 50+ item salad bar that includes hot appetizers, a make-it-yourself taco bar, hand-made salads, made from-scratch soups, and desserts. The Salad Bar features fresh-from-the source fruits and vegetables with a variety of dressings, many of which are made in-house daily.

With a nod to growing interest in health and nutrition, a total of 18 Sizzler menu items now meet the high standards for Healthy Dining Options, while 13 qualify as Sodium Savvy Options and 2 dishes are Kids LiveWell Options on the respected www.healthydiningfinder.com listing.

Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Sizzler® USA was acquired in June 2011 by investors and management. It franchises or owns nearly 170 restaurants in the United States, including Puerto Rico.