The last time Sizzler offered a steak dinner for a penny, people lined up for hours. That was in 1959 when the steak chain celebrated its first anniversary.
Sizzler also is kicking off a $50,000 fundraising campaign for Children's Miracle Network, which has nine member hospitals in California. For every anniversary steak dinner steak sold Jan. 21-22, Sizzler will make a contribution to Children's Miracle Network. Sizzler has committed to raising $50,000 during its anniversary year for the organization.
Sizzler also invites guests to play its Sizzlin' Through the Decades scratch and win game. Winners get free food, discounts and $5,000 cash, with a chance at a $50,000 grand prize. The sweepstakes runs through Feb. 17.
The first Sizzler opened in a converted trailer in Culver City, Calif., in January 1958. Today, the restaurant can be found in 17 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
--Nina M. Lentini