Cheese toast and salad bar fans have been rushing to get one last Sizzler meal before the restaurant chain closes for good later this month.

Sizzler announced on October 2 it would close its remaining restaurants on November 15.

Collins Foods said of the three brands it operates, including KFC and Taco Bell, Sizzler had been the "hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic".

This means the stores at Caboolture, Loganholme, Toowoomba, Mermaid Beach and Maroochydore will close.

 

Sizzler at Caboolture will close on November 15. Staff member Felicity Paddison with some cheese toast next to the salad bar. Picture: Chris Higgins
Sizzler at Caboolture will close on November 15. Staff member Felicity Paddison with some cheese toast next to the salad bar. Picture: Chris Higgins

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The Maroochydore store closed earlier than expected, on November 1 due to stock and staffing issues.

A Sizzler spokesman said as many staff as possible would be offered opportunities with other Collins Foods' brands including KFC and Taco Bell.

"Other employees affected by the closure of Sizzler Caboolture have been offered appropriate redundancy and outplacement programs and support services to assist them to find new employment," the spokesman said.

"It has been wonderful to see so many customers want to visit Sizzler for one last experience before it closes.

"While the last day will be business as usual, it will no doubt be extra busy and a little emotional."

A Taco Bell is under construction just a short distance from the Caboolture Sizzler on Morayfield Rd.

An opening date is yet to be announced.

The spokesman said Sizzler did not own the site of the Caboolture restaurant and was not sure of its future use.

Originally published as Final rush for cheese toast as five Sizzlers poised to close



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