Yet another Sizzler bites the dust

SIZZLER is closing another restaurant in southeast Queensland.

Collins Foods Limited, which manages the remaining 11 Sizzler restaurants in Queensland as well as five others interstate and 69 franchised stores in Asia, announced it would close its Redcliffe store on August 20 as part of its "long term business planning".

The company also manages KFC stores in Australia and plans to swap the Sizzler restaurant for the Redcliffe Peninsula's second KFC store. There is already a KFC store at Margate, about 2km away, The Redcliffe Herald reports.

Sizzler is closing after twenty five years in Bundaberg.
The Sizzler in Bundaberg recently closed after 25 years. Mike Knott BUN090117SIZZLER7

A Collins Foods spokeswoman said the restaurant would trade as usual until its last day on Sunday, August 20, but was not able to provide an open date for KFC.

"The company is offering employment opportunities within its network for the Sizzler Redcliffe staff," the spokeswoman said, thanking the staff for their great service.

"We also want to thank the Redcliffe community who have embraced Sizzler locally over the last 26 years and we want to invite them to Sizzler Caboolture to continue enjoying the famous Sizzler Cheese Toast."

The company would not provide a number of how many staff would be affected but said staff had been advised of the change and would be supported with "outplacement assistance and have the opportunity to complete a job search program to assist with resume preparation and interview skills".

It follows the closure of other Sizzler stores at Annerley earlier this month and the Toowong restaurant in 2016.