Sally A. Myers

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Sally MeyersSally A. Myers

BMW Management, Inc.  Sizzler Franchisee, Richie’s Real American Diner and Joint Venture with Texas Road House (Menifee, Calif.)

Partner/VP Marketing

Years with company:  31 Years.  Founded the company with my husband in 1983. 

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations: B.S. in Communications, Pepperdine; Rotary Club, President/Sacramento Sizzler Advertising Co-op; Founder Student of the Month Program, Inc.; Los Angeles Sizzler Advertising Co-op Member; National Sizzler Franchise Association Member.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: My parents, Jack & Linda Williams were once the largest Sizzler franchisee.  Their dedication, work ethic, and passion for the Lord, people, hospitality and great food were instilled in me as a young child.  It inspired me to follow in their footsteps.  My husband is the wind beneath my wings and with a little elbow grease, passion and a ‘never give up attitude’, we have become the largest Sizzler franchisee and provide over 1300 jobs in California.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment of your career to dateMy greatest career achievement has been the opportunity to lead the revitalization efforts of the Sizzler brand.  My husband and I conceived what is now coined the “New Generation” Sizzler.  We took the declining brand from tired and mundane to energetic and elevated the hospitality and service model.  This was accomplished through a massive interior/exterior redesign, renovation and a heavy dose of innovation.  We knew it paid off when our guests said “WOW, we’ve never experienced a Sizzler like this before. This is no longer our grandfather’s Sizzler”.

Most challenging part of your job: The challenge we face today is to expeditiously complete the total overhaul of the final 1/3 of our restaurants in a cost effective way.  The New Generation Sizzler motivates and ignites our staff, energizes our core guest and sparks the interest and trial of our lapse users.  The renovation of these final locations comes with great anticipation from our staff to our guests.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: To be a person of great character, humility and grace.  I would encourage them to develop heartfelt relationships, share their talents and pursue their passions.

HobbiesBesides loving on my grandchildren, my passion is to inspire high school students to make a difference. I am the founder/President of the Student of the Month Program, Inc. (SOM).  SOM recognizes high school college bound seniors and unites the community under the pillars of character, love of learning, paying it forward, or persevering through challenging life circumstances.  We invest in the lives of the students in the form of college scholarships and share their stories in the community.  Over the past 22 years SOM has recognized over 7,000 students in Southwest Riverside County, California.