The Remaining Sizzler Restaurants Are Set To Shut & Australia Is In Mourning
The iconic all-you-can-eat restaurant chain Sizzler will close its remaining franchises in Australia in November, with parent company Collins Food saying the Covid-19 pandemic had forced the brand to pull the plug.
It kinda feels like it’s been every other year that there have been reports that Sizzler would be closing down, and now the life support has been unplugged and Australia is officially in mourning for the few remaining stores left.
i've been reading stories about sizzler restaurants closing for YEARS and now i find out there are still *nine* of them? https://t.co/Pj8ccLWO6R
— casey briggs (@CaseyBriggs) October 2, 2020
From the cheese toast to the dessert bar, it was basically an Aussie tradition of sorts to host your family birthday party at Sizzler when you were a kid, with many parents having to deal with monster children on a sugar high after they attacked the soft-serve ice cream machine with vigour. No regrets.
Many Aussies are mourning the loss of the iconic Sizzler, fondly remembering the good old days where self-serve buffets were not a safety issue*:
*OK, well at least they didn’t feel like one when you were a child.
The coronavirus has already taken so much, and now Sizzler? https://t.co/C9wzyrZpIK
— Elizabeth Redman (@elizabethredman) October 2, 2020
Sizzler is closing down in Australia, I thought this year couldn’t take any more away from us but here we are
— nO))) (@neurosisfan1991) October 2, 2020
RIP that cheesy bread thing https://t.co/xG8PDDJ12d
— Ruth Brown (@rbbrown) October 1, 2020
don't cry because it's over.
smile because it happened pic.twitter.com/wpHs6Kcczv
— Alex Druce (@AlexDruuuce) October 1, 2020
All remaining Sizzler restaurants to close by November 15.
I’m going to have to go with a big bag and load up on cheese bread.
RIP sweet prince.
— Starbucky Barnes (@mojojay) October 2, 2020
Whenever I see another Sizzler closing down 😔 pic.twitter.com/4MUCiJ9xwL
— Ned Balme (@NedBalmeLives) October 1, 2020
It’s gotta be said, it really is the Aussie way to fondly mourn something that you never once supported in the latter years of its life.
Sizzler is a fantastic example of the quintessential Australian quality of mourning something after it’s gone but absolutely not going there ever beforehand.
— Official @Gordypls (@GordyPls) October 2, 2020
The potato skins though – they will always be missed.