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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. ($1.19 back then)



Mid-scale, casual dining restaurant emphasizing value, comfort and convenience. Sizzler introduced the "fast casual" service style more than 40 years ago. Today, guests order upon arriving, with their grilled-to-perfection meals delivered by servers who refill beverages, clear tableware and tend to other needs. Sizzler, which is phasing out its all-you-can-eat buffet, serves lunch and dinner.

Sizzler Snapshot



USDA steaks, chicken and seafood, complemented by Sizzler's famous salad bar.


Beer and wine.


223 in 16 states and Puerto Rico, (Sizzler Austral-Asia has locations in Australia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and China.)


187 restaurants are franchised
36 restaurants are company-owned
(see Franchise Opportunities section for more details)


Culver City (Los Angeles), California


Culver City (Los Angeles), California, 1958


Pacific Equity Partners and Management


Brad Ritter
Brad Ritter Communications

Janet Ritter
Brad Ritter Communications


Kerry Kramp

Average Unit Size:

5,000 - 6,000 square feet, 150-200 seats

Average Check:

$11.23 (company restaurants)

Lunch/Dinner Mix:

40/60 Percent

Recent Developments:

-Franchisee introduction of new prototype

-Announcement of commitments for 25 new restaurants from new and existing franchisees

-Launch of new research-driven brand strategy focusing on steak, seafood & salad at a great value

-System-wide remodeling program (nearing completion)

-Menu overhaul with frequent updates and limited-time offer