Sizzler Complaint - Cock roach toast - dinner

Review by nilesdavis on 2010-01-09
EL TORO, CALIFORNIA -- Hy husband and I worked conflicting shifts at work. Sizzler in El Toro Ca. was a comfortable, family restaurant we could meet at with the kids. One Friday night my husband brought the kids to Sizzler to meet me for dinner. As usual the server brought us cheese toast while we started to look around the salad bar, when I sat down I saw a squished roach on one of the pieces of toast. Needless to say that was the last time we ate there.
Comments:16 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-01-09
Posted by madconsumer on 2010-01-09:
did you contact the manager or local health department?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
Contact the local health department. But I can tell you a place does not have to be dirty to have buggies. My cousin lived in an apartment duplex, and she is the neatest person you know, and she had a tough time getting rid of those things. Some areas are saturated with them.
Posted by Arlene on 2010-01-09:
In apartment complexes, roaches and mice travel the pipes between apartments, and they are next to impossible to control once they get out of hand, and it only takes ONE tenant to cause the problem.

We had a Golden Corral in Casa Grande, AZ and they had quite the problem with roaches...the restaurant finally closed and part of the building was completely torn out and the kitchen location completely removed and built in a different location. A Super Buffet Chinese restaurant took over the building and I never saw another problem with bugs there. A few years later Golden Corral came back under new management and in a different location down the road from where it was and it was really nice, bug free and had some of the same wait staff there...it was good to see familiar faces at the new place.
Posted by MRM on 2010-01-09:
That is an eye opening comment when said that mice and cockroaches crawl through pipes between apartments and you can still have them even though you are the neatest person.
Posted by MRM on 2010-01-09:
Makes me want to think twice before dwelling in apartments.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-01-09:
Apartments: bottom floor complains about bugs...they spray, running everything upstairs....they complain....back downstairs and on and on until they do the whole unit.
Posted by D. on 2010-01-09:
This is one of the reasons why I don't eat at restaurants that are connected to apartments. I also will not eat at any resturantes connected to any Goodwill type of stores as well because you never know what might be in the boxes and bags that people drop off, and bugs WILL find their way through the walls and pipes to get into the restaurants. Heck...they find their way across lots too.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-09:
Wow, it's a small World. We ate at this Sizzler a couple of times in the past. It was sort of OK with no bugs when we went. Guess we won't be going back their anymore either.

They closed our local Sizzler and turned it into a Hollywood Video. Now it's an empty eyesore on the community.
Posted by D. on 2010-01-09:
Are you sure it was a roach on that toast? Sometimes, raisins from Raisin toast will get into the toaster, and onto other bread.
But then again, I don't know of many restaurants that sell toasted raisin bread. I just know I freaked out when a raisin fell out of my toaster once...LOL!
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-01-09:
I've never been to Sizzler. When I lived in Florida we rented a house, it was really nice and well maintained but it had a roach problem. We used traps and had it professionally sprayed outside every few months. The problem went away, but you'd still find one or two dead ones spairingly. South Florida is bug central though, you can't keep anything out for very long, including lizards!
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-01-09:
Warm climates are the bug capital of the universe. Spray, spray and spray again. Your exterminator is exhausted by the time he reaches your home. I've been generally fortunate thus far with my pest control service.

We had a Sizzler's here quite a number of years ago. A friend and I met for lunch. As we walked in there was the familiar smell of the "bug man" still obvious. We ordered and as we sat down in a booth, roaches began climbing the brick wall by the booth. I looked and her and she looked at me. Nothing was said, we just grabbed our purses and walked out the door. Dang, they had some fine mushroom sauce that I always ordered.
Posted by D on 2010-01-09:
WHAT IS WITH YOU PEOPLE! Roaches are as clean as their environment... if you keep a clean house you'll have clean roaches. As a matter of fact you'll have edible roaches.
Don't let a little bug who's survived ice ages and atomic blasts intimidate you!
Granted, they smell like death and the musky odor of thousands of them in someone's kitchen is a bit of a turn off, they are still one of God's creatures and should be respected for the fact that they provide a prime source of food for lizards... show a little compassion!
Posted by Skye on 2010-01-09:
Very interesting fact OF, that they smell like death. I've never lived with any kind of infestation, especially roaches, and don't think I would be able to tolerate it. I once saw an ant by the downstairs front door, and told my hubby we have to move.
Posted by Nohandle on 2010-01-09:
Share with everyone OF that getting rid of those critters was your primarily source of income for a lot of years. LOL
Posted by D on 2010-01-09:
No handle... I felt like a murderer when I sprayed a crack and a thousand roaches tumbled out, (structural crack that is)...However, I took a certain satisfaction when I looked down at the floor and saw the result of my handy-work... thousands of roaches laying on their backs, kicking their little legs in agony...
Posted by Ytropious on 2010-01-09:
Damn, I would be such a good exterminator.

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