When it comes to what restaurants I support and regularly frequent it is mainly narrowed down to one main focus. It’s not how good the food is, what the atmosphere is like, or what specials they run. It’s how they treat their staff. I don’t care if you have the best steak in the world or beautiful sunset views overlooking the ocean, if you harbor a toxic work environment and perpetuate the idea that to work in a restaurant you have to work 70+ hours and kill yourself I will not be a return customer. The days of the “Welcome to the industry, deal with it” bro bull shit needs to end and that can only start with restaurants and their owners making that change.
This is the exact reason why Mister Sizzles has my support 100%. The owners Casey and Chris have made it clear from the start that they want to be an agent of change in the industry and create a safe, respectful, and fun work environment for its employees. You also don’t need to just take my word for it, the interactions and involvement they have with their employees shows that it truly is their mission, and because of that they have my utmost respect .
Now that we have the important stuff covered lets get into the juicy stuff (yes burger puns, deal with it). Their burgers are thebomb.com and I highly recommend the Butter burger!
I mean look at this thing. I’d lick the screen if that wasn’t a totally disgusting thing to do. Well that and the fact that I know it would 100% not taste like a burger. Because well…its a computer screen.
Who doesn’t love milkshakes?! Also who doesn’t love milkshakes with booze in them! This Grasshopper Ice Cream milkshake is top tier. Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cacao, Vanilla Ice Cream
Still don’t believe me about the burgers and how good they are? We’re you expecting the next photo to be a burger with two grilled cheese sandwiches as the buns? No? Well you’re welcome
Definitely not forgetting about the cocktails either. I have tried every one and was not disappointed in the least.
Service with a smile
Into the box you go
Looking for a super cool upgrade to your cocktail? They can smoke them for you!
Orange Cream Old Fashioned Floats? I mean it’s not really fair at this point, could you ask for a more refreshing drink on a hot summer day?
If you visit during the month of June they are running a special of $5 Pride Vodka cocktails! When a bottle of Cardinal Spirits Pride Vodka is purchased the company donates 10% of the proceeds to an LGBTQ organization in each local region. So help sell those bottles and grab a Pride Vodka cocktail to support!
When it comes to Mister Sizzles I really have nothing but good things to say. Great food, refreshing cocktails and milkshakes, and most importantly the next evolution in how a restaurant should treat its staff. I am truly hoping that other restaurants, not just in Buffalo but all over will take note of how they are handling things and finally understand the incredibly simple concept of if you want your staff to fight for you and your vision then you need to do the same for them.