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Fanfare Marks Moreno Valley Sizzler Grand Re-Opening

The remodeled New Generation Sizzler at 25035 Sunnymead Blvd. was recently dedicated to the Moreno Valley community in a high-energy ceremony that brought together students, musicians and dignitaries. BMW Management of Temecula, the restaurant’s owner, marked the occasion with $10,500 in donations to youth and community groups working to make a positive difference in the city. Along with the Moreno Valley restaurant, BMW owns more than 20 Sizzlers, including those in Hemet, Perris, Murrieta and Banning.

Cheerleaders and ASB students from each of Moreno Valley Unified School District’s six high schools greeted invited guests. The ceremony included musical performances by the Vista del Lago High School Jazz Combo, Moreno Valley College Chamber Singers and Guitar Ensemble, as well as, a trio from Valley View High School and Dr. David Moore of Vista USD. Junior ROTC members from Canyon Springs High School provided the Color Guard.

Among the attendees were guests who participated in Sizzler’s original 1985 groundbreaking ceremony: Gary Myers, president of BMW Management; Jack Williams, original partner; Ken Jay, original restaurant general manager; Marshall Scott, the first mayor of Moreno Valley and Joe Palomino, then-principal of Moreno Valley High School who accepted the restaurant’s first community donation for band uniforms.

Fanfare Sizzler
Today: Ken Jay, Marshall Scott, Jack Williams and Gary Myers

Receiving donations this time were:

  • Moreno Valley Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month Program: the original inspiration for BMW Management’s Student of the Month program, which now operates in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, and Perris/Menifee ($1,000)
  • March Field Air Museum: Aviation museum on one of the oldest airfields celebrating nearly 100 years operated by the United States military  ($1,000)
  • Community Assistance Program: Provides Moreno Valley residents with emergency necessities ($1,500)
  • Discovery Christian Church: Committed to serving Moreno Valley youth ($500)
  • Rotary Club of Moreno Valley: Places service above self ($500)
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District: ($500 per high school)
  • Moreno Valley College: ($1,000)
  • Folds of Honor: Offers scholarships to children of military service members who lost their lives in the line of duty ($1,000)
  • Student Venture: Promotes evangelism and discipleship on high school campuses ($1,000)

“Giving back to the communities we serve is an important part of BMW Management’s culture,” said Gary Myers, president.

We are truly grateful for the support this Sizzler restaurant has received over the past 31 years,” said Sally Myers, vice president of marketing.

Following a ribbon-cutting event, guests dined on Certified Angus Beef brand steaks, grilled shrimp skewers, fresh sweet rolls and lemon cake.