Forest Hills residents looking for a meal at the closest Sizzler eatery now have quite a long drive ahead of them.
The chain restaurant located at 100-27 Metropolitan Ave. closed on Monday after over two decades in business, according to a Sizzler spokesman.
The franchise was just one of two left outside the western third of the country.
The only other Sizzler east of New Mexico is located approximately 1,000 miles away in Kissimmee, Fla.
Sizzler USA spokesman Brad Ritter said the restaurant was operated by an area franchisee and shut its doors over high monthly rents.
“It closed because the lease is expiring and the franchisee cannot afford higher rent and remain in business,” Ritter said in an email to the Chronicle on Tuesday. “The restaurant operated there for more than 20 years.”