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AWARD-WINNING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

Casual-Dining Franchise Redesigns Site to Attract New Lubies Nationwide

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today its new website is now live. Loyal Lubies can visit the site at www.QuakerSteakandLube.com to stay up-to-date on what’s happening with The Lube®, which has more than 60 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The new, user-friendly website features an enhanced, modern look designed for seamless navigation. On-the-go Quaker Steak & Lube® guests can now access the full menu right from their computer, smart phone, tablet or other mobile device to discover national menu offerings, local promotions and Online Ordering before heading to The Lube®. The site’s back end features the latest website coding increasing the search engine optimization as new items, locations and promotions are added.

The improved Locations page tracks Lubies’ current location to find their nearest restaurant, and the new Google Maps integration gives guests turn-by-turn directions. Additionally, Lubies can use the interactive Wing-O-Meter® on the Sauces page to discover new flavors or find their favorites. You can purchase these items online by clicking on "buy now" to be navigated to lubegifts.com. The Lube® promises ‘No More Dull Dinners’ with our award-winning sauces in your kitchen!

"Our new website is just one more way to increase brand awareness and reach new guests," said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "With this launch, Lube Nation will continue to grow as we make it easier for our mobile users to find us in an ‘on-the-go world’. They can see what’s happening, get directions right to our door and engage with us socially."
The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 39 years. The company has more than 60 locations across 19 states and Canada.

Most recently, Quaker Steak & Lube® was awarded the festival favorite for the second straight year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y, winning the last three out of four. In addition, it was also recognized for its Triple Atomic wing sauce, winning first place in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

For more information, visit www.QuakerSteakandLube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Zeb Hastings at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at zhastings@thelube.com, or visit www.lubefranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® ROLLS OUT NEW MENU AT PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

Award-Winning Casual-Dining Franchise Offers New Menu Selections This Fall

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, has rolled out a new test menu. The innovative menu will be appearing in select participating Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurants in the United States and Canada.

Highlights of the new menu include, Spin-out Artichoke Dip, Crispy Shrimp Tacos, QSL Burrito, Mango Habanero Salmon and the 5×5 Wing Party Sampler: 25 Jumbo Bone-in wings with 5 different award winning Lube sauces. A great way to sample and share!

"For this new menu we really focused on what our guests wanted and added new options with a Quaker Steak & Lube® twist" Marla Pieton, Vice President of Marketing.

The new menu also continues to feature Lube Nation favorites like the QS&L Boneless Wing Salad, Mustang Chicken Sandwich, the legendary LubeBurger and Caramel Apple Nachos.

Quaker Steak & Lube®‘s compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 39 years.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® GIVES THE GIFT OF HEAT

Share the love Lube Nation

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube® brings back a Lubie holiday season favorite. From November 4th thru January 1st at any participating Quaker Steak & Lube® location, a guest can purchase a $25 gift card and receive a free $5 Bonus Gift Card.

"Your Family, Friends and Co-workers will love getting Quaker Steak & Lube® gift cards! The Bonus gift card is also great to give as a stocking stuffer paired with Lube sauce or to keep for yourself!" said Vice President of Marketing Marla Pieton.

Warning: Giving Quaker Steak & Lube® Loot will bring incredulous amounts of happiness to all those who receive. Symptoms include huge smiles, suffocating bear hugs, use of repetitive phrases such as ´OMG´ and ´Thank you so much´, immediate cravings for wings and in extreme cases marriage proposals.

While Quaker Steak & Lube® is known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 sauce varieties, Lube Nation loves all of the gear we have to offer. For great gift ideas and specials please visit www.lubegifts.com.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



AWARD-WINNING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® ANNOUNCES EXPANSION PLANS FOR ORLANDO

Casual Dining Franchise Responds to Fans Desire for Orlando Restaurant

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today plans to expand into the Orlando, FL market and is looking for qualified franchisees. Earlier this year, The Lube® launched the "I Want My Quaker Steak & Lube®" social media campaign, where loyal Quaker Steak & Lube® Facebook fans voted where Lube Nation would grow next. In response to Orlando receiving an overwhelming number of votes during the national eight-week promotion, The Lube® is now searching for prospective candidates to join one of America’s fastest-growing restaurant chains and bring Quaker Steak & Lube® to loyal fans in the market.

"Orlando’s Lube Nation has responded with a rallying cry to bring our unique motor-themed restaurant concept into the city," said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We are now looking for passionate franchisees to help make this a reality – we are well on our way to doubling our footprint in the United States and encourage interested developers to contact us to pursue this great opportunity."

The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 39 years. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has more than 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.

"Our food and bar beverage programs, in-house events and retail sales offer franchisees multiple revenue streams in their market," added Longstreet. "That, combined with our industry-high average unit volumes, unique trade dress and unmatched marketing and operation support, make us a compelling investment as we look to expand Lube Nation to Central Florida."

Most recently, Quaker Steak & Lube® was awarded the festival favorite for the second straight year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY, winning the last three out of four. In addition, it was also recognized for its Triple Atomic wing sauce, winning first place in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Zeb Hastings at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at zhastings@thelube.com, or visit www.lubefranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



AWARD-WINNING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW RESTAURANTS THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA AND TENNESSEE

Casual Dining Franchise Names Bristol, VA as First Franchise Location as Part of New Area Development Agreement

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today the signing of an area development agreement with Albatross Group, LLC for four restaurants throughout Virginia and Tennessee, including the areas of Roanoke, VA, Tri-Cities, TN/VA and Knoxville, TN. The first restaurant is planned to open in Bristol, VA in spring 2014, and the remainder over the next several years.

The Bristol Lube, located at 629 State Street, will be a conversion of an existing building and features the brand’s Power Lube prototype model, a design that made its original debut in Boardman, OH. It will encompass approximately 7,000 square feet while accommodating seating for more than 220 people including the brickyard patio and bars. The new Lube plans to hire between 50 and 60 employees.

"We are thrilled to expand our presence throughout the south with Albatross Group, LLC and introduce more guests to our unique motorsports-themed dining experience," said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We are excited to bring The Lube® to Bristol as we continue our aggressive expansion, which would not be possible without our dedicated area developers at Albatross Group, LLC who are committed to the company’s success."

Currently, Quaker Steak & Lube® has four locations across Virginia and one location in Tennessee. The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 38 years. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has more than 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.

"Our first restaurant is planned to open in Bristol in the spring of next year, and we look forward to continuing the brand’s mantra of ‘There’s always something happening at The Lube®,’ while expanding Lube Nation in the months and years to come," said Jeff Tickle of Albatross Group, LLC.

Most recently, Quaker Steak & Lube® was awarded the festival favorite for the second straight year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY, winning the last three out of four. In addition, it was also recognized for its Triple Atomic wing sauce, winning first place in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Zeb Hastings at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at zhastings@thelube.com, or visit www.lubefranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



AWARD-WINNING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® PRESENTS FREE WINGS TO BUFFALO CUSTOMERS

2013 National Buffalo Wing "Festival Favorite" Celebrates with Six Wings for Six Days

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today it will be sharing its award-winning chicken wings with the residents of Buffalo, N.Y. The Buffalo Lube will be celebrating its recent win at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, the chicken industry’s most prestigious award, by handing out a FREE six-pack (Sprintster) of fresh, never frozen, jumbo wings on Oct. 20 – 25 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Buffalo Lube is located at 6727 Transit Road, Lancaster, near Main Street.

"As the winner of the National Buffalo Wing Festival for three out of the last four years, we take great pride and passion in our chicken wings and guest service, and are excited to present Buffalo Lubies with our Six Wings for Six Days promotion," said John Longstreet, chief executive officer of Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We are committed to operational excellence at the Buffalo Lube, and have recently put in new upgrades to better serve our guests; we are thrilled to be able to share this with the community, starting with FREE wings."

One six-pack per guest will be served in The Lube®’s famous egg crate with celery and blue cheese, and guests can choose one sauce from over 25 award-winning varieties including Louisiana Lickers®, Arizona Ranch, Golden Garlic or Boom Boom. Daring Lubies can sign a release form and try the Atomic or Triple Atomic! No other purchase is necessary, and FREE wings can be enjoyed for dine-in only at the restaurant.

Quaker Steak & Lube® was recently crowned Festival Favorite, a coveted honor voted on by Buffalo Chicken Wing fans, at the 2013 National Buffalo Wing Festival, for the third time. The National Buffalo Wing Festival is a two-day event that takes place annually during Labor Day weekend at the Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y.; this year it took place on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept.1. Each year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, The Lube® enters its sauces into three of the seven allotted categories. A panel of judges then decides which restaurants have the best sauce based on a blind taste test. This year, The Lube® also took home first place for its Triple Atomic wing sauce in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

"We look forward to serving the Buffalo community with this exciting promotion, and urge everyone to take advantage of our FREE award-winning chicken wings for six days," added Longstreet.

The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 39 years. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has more than 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Zeb Hastings at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at zhastings@thelube.com, or visit www.lubefranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



AWARD-WINNING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® ANNOUNCES OCTOBER PROMOTIONS

Casual-Dining Franchise Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Launches Social Media Campaign

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today two different promotions that will run through the month of October. Beginning Oct. 1, Quaker Steak & Lube® will launch both its "Think Pink" program in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and its next social media recipe contest, "Sauce It Up!"

"We are excited to kick off October in a big way at The Lube® by joining the fight against breast cancer with our four inspired beverages that deliver a hint of pink," said John Longstreet, chief executive officer of Quaker Steak & Lube®. "In addition, we’ll be reaching out to our loyal Lubies to help discover the sauciest recipes that our fans can create with our award-winning sauces."

Throughout the month of October, participating Quaker Steak & Lube® locations will feature a "Think Pink" menu where four different beverages will be featured, including the Pink Lube-A-Rita, Cherry Pink Lube-N-Ade, Pink Cosmopolitan and the Pink-N-Ade.

Also during the month of October, the company will launch its next social media contest, "Sauce It Up!" where Lube Nation can submit their sauciest recipe creations using The Lube®’s own award-winning sauces. Two finalists will be selected each week for five weeks. Once the top ten are chosen by The Lube®’s esteemed panel of judges based on creativity, taste and presentation, then Lube Nation will get to vote for the winner through the Facebook App. Fans will be able to upload photos of their culinary creations and some recipes will even be featured on The Lube®’s Sauce It Up Cooking channel.

All fans that submit a recipe will receive a ten percent off coupon for Quaker Steak & Lube® valid at participating locations. The top ten finalists will receive a cooking kit, including a gift card and sauce. The overall winner will be crowned the "Sauce It Up!" Champion and awarded the grand prize, a trip for two to the Original Quaker Steak & Lube® in Sharon, PA to learn the secrets of The Lube® kitchen, be a part of a menu ideation session and have their recipe featured in the Saucy Tip brochure. For more information on the contest, please visit www.facebook.com/theofficialqsl.

The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 38 years. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has nearly 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.

Most recently, Quaker Steak & Lube® was awarded the festival favorite for the second straight year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y. In addition, it was also recognized for its Triple Atomic wing sauce, winning first place in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 different wing sauces.



AWARD-WINNING QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® HIRES RENOWNED CORPORATE CHEF

Executive Chef André Halston Joins Casual Dining Franchise to Drive New Culinary Creations

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today it has hired chef André David Halston as the company’s corporate chef. Chef André will join The Lube® beginning Oct. 21, 2013 and bring his deep culinary experience and creativity to a menu focused on traditional American cuisine with the signature Lube twist.

"I am honored and thrilled to fill the position of Quaker Steak & Lube®’s corporate chef," said Chef Halston. "The Lube® has created a cult like following for nearly four decades, and I am excited to jump in the front seat as we drive the brand into its next culinary chapter."

Chef André Halston brings nearly 40 years of experience in the culinary industry to Quaker Steak & Lube®, most recently serving as the corporate operational executive chef and director of food and beverage for the Innisbrook Resort, part of the Ritz-Carlton Hospitality Hotel Company. His extensive background has taken him across the world from Germany to Vancouver, and Texas to California, working with different hotel and restaurant groups. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his accomplishments and achievements, which include the 2011 Grande Maître Du Gout 5 Star Award, and the 2010 Guest Chef for the US Armed Forces at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"As we come up on our 40th anniversary, Quaker Steak & Lube® is on track to continue our aggressive national expansion at full speed ahead! With the addition of Chef André to the team, we are ecstatic at what our future holds," said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We look forward to the new spin Chef André will bring to our signature menu items, and take this opportunity to introduce even more guests to our unique motor-themed dining experience."

The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 39 years. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has nearly 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.

Most recently, Quaker Steak & Lube® was awarded the festival favorite for the second straight year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y. In addition, it was also recognized for its Triple Atomic wing sauce, winning first place in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Zeb Hastings at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at zhastings@thelube.com, or visit www.lubefranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 25 different wing sauces.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® WINS NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL FAVORITE FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

Casual Dining Franchise Also Takes Home First Place Award for its Triple Atomic Wing Sauce

SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today it won the coveted Festival Favorite award, an honor voted on by fans, at the 2013 National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, N.Y. This marks the second year in a row that The Lube® has been named Festival Favorite, and the third time overall. In addition, Quaker Steak & Lube® was also recognized for its Triple Atomic wing sauce, winning first place in the Traditional Extra-Hot sauce category.

"We are thrilled to be named the Festival Favorite once again!" said John Longstreet, chief executive officer of Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We take great pride and passion in our signature sauces, and winning this award for consecutive years truly proves that we are Best Wings USA!"

The National Buffalo Wing Festival is a two-day event that takes place annually during Labor Day weekend at the Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y.; this year it took place on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept.1. Each year at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, The Lube® enters its sauces into three of the seven allotted categories. A panel of judges then decides which restaurants have the best sauce based on a blind taste test.

"We want to thank all of Lube nation, and our fans at this year’s festival, for their support and excitement of this great award," added Longstreet. "We can’t wait for 2014!"

The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for more than 38 years. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has nearly 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.

For more information, visit www.thelube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter at @TheOfficialQSL and on Facebook at The Official Quaker Steak & Lube. Join Lube Nation today by signing up for our E-mail club at http://thelube.com/qsl/email_club.html.

For more information about franchise opportunities, please contact Zeb Hastings at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at zhastings@thelube.com, or visit www.lubefranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 different wing sauces.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® LAUNCHES LIMITED TIME PROGRAM WITH STAFF CONTEST WINNING STEAKBURGERS

Award-Winning Casual-Dining Restaurant offers new menu selections August 27

SHARON, PA – Quaker Steak &amp Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 sauce varieties, will be launching its third limited time offer on August 27 across its system.

Themed "Burgers, BBQ, Bourbon &amp Brew," this limited time menu features hand-crafted burgers created from The Lube®’s own staff Burger Contest held earlier this year.

Diners will find bold flavor choices on the limited time "Burgers, BBQ, Bourbon &amp Brews" menu featuring delicious edibles like the Mozza-Rati Burger and Boom Boom SurfBurger, the two winners in the system-wide contest.

The staff Burger Contest had close to 70 custom burger entries across the Quaker Steak &amp Lube® system. Following weeks of reviewing and taste testing the burger creations, the two winners chosen are delicious, creative and fit seamlessly to the brand.

The promotion also features aged to perfection bourbon beverages for the 21+ guests including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey in a "keep the glass" Lube Bar Jar® and signature bourbons Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark.

"The Burgers, BBQ, Bourbon &amp Brews menu will offer unique new burgers that our Lubies will love," said Marla Pieton, Vice President of Marketing, Quaker Steak &amp Lube. "The new items are designed to fill you up this fall and pair perfectly with good friends and good times."

For more information visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, PA, Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and over 25 different wing sauces.





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