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QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ITS $25,000 HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

Holiday Feasting Can Begin with The Lube® New Menu Featuring the Return Of Classic Favorites!

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is kicking off the holiday season with a $25,000 Holiday Sweepstakes promotion. Now through December 31, 2017, guests purchasing $50 in Quaker Steak & Lube® gift cards at participating restaurants will receive a bonus card worth $10 off a Lube dining experience in January or February, 2018. The bonus card also includes a scratch off code that guests can submit online to enter to win one of seven weekly $1,000 prizes, and the grand prize of $25,000.

One bonus/scratch-off card will be given to guests with each $50 increment of gift cards purchased. The scratch-off code must be entered by December 31, 2017, to be eligible to win one of the seven $1,000 prizes that will be awarded weekly on Mondays from November 13 through December 25. The $25,000 grand prize winner will be drawn the second week of January, 2018. Guests may enter as many codes as they have bonus cards, and non-winning entries from each weekly prize drawing will be rolled over to subsequent drawings.

While coming to The Lube® to purchase holiday gift cards, guests can treat themselves to a delicious dining experience with a variety of items on the new all-day menu. The Lube® has brought back some craveable classics fitting for a season filled with traditions.

"Our guests made their holiday lists and have let us know what they want," shared Bruce Lane, Vice President, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "Over the past year, we’ve made some menu changes to try out new items and flavors. This menu brings back some guest favorites, while also introducing some new flavors that are sure to win over some taste buds," he added.

Known for having more than 20 sauces, The Lube® has brought back two top guest choices — Mild and Boom-Boom, a creamy garlic and red pepper flavored sauce.

Fried Mozzarella is also back for another appearance, as well as Boom-Boom Shrimp. Nachos have made a return, but are now loaded with pulled chicken or pork carnitas. Arizona Ranch® Chicken Dip, made with another of The Lube®’s preferred sauces, also reappears.

New items on the menu include a BLT, featuring Market Cut Bacon, and a new 1/2-pound steakburger, highlighted by an international herb-infused flair. Playing off of ‘Steak is Our Middle Name,’ The Lube® has introduced its own ST8K Sauce, served with shaved sirloin on its new Quaker ST8K Sandwich, and also available in a bottle to top any of The Lube®’s other steak options, or for retail purchase.

Several new seasonal beverages make a ceremonious entrance as well. Adults will savor the Cinnamon Irish Cream Cocoa, the Bailey’s White Cocoa Shake and the Spiked Salted Caramel Pretzel Shake. Kids of all ages can celebrate the season with the un-spiked version.

The Lube® can take the stress out of the holidays with holiday party catering. For families or office parties, The Lube® can deliver the best party fuel, or guests can host a party at The Lube®. Catering menus are available online, and guests can contact their local Quaker Steak & Lube® for details.

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Open to legal U.S. residents 21 years of age or older. The promotion starts on 11/7/17 and ends on 12/31/17, or when supplies of game pieces are gone, whichever occurs first. Void where prohibited. See official rules at participating Quaker Steak & Lube® locations and at TheLube.com/Holiday for details including how to obtain a game piece by mail without purchase. Sponsored by TA Operating LLC dba Quaker Steak & Lube®, 24601 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH 44145-5639.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

The Quaker Steak & Lube® brand includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube®®" combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment events. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY HONORED AT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE ® ON NOVEMBER 11

The lube welcomes all lone star guests!

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is recognizing the valiant efforts of all military veteran and active-duty service members by offering free or discounted meals on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at participating locations.

On November 11, anyone who is a veteran or currently serving in the armed forces can receive a complimentary or discounted meal by simply showing proof of service to their server prior to ordering their meal. Proof of service includes: U.S. Uniform Services Retired ID Card; Veterans Organization Card (i.e., American Legion, VFW); photograph in uniform; wearing uniform; DD214; or Citation or Commendation. Veterans Day offers vary by location, and include free meals from select menus or up to a specified amount, or discounted meals. Guests can contact their local Quaker Steak & Lube® for information on the offer available in their area.

"It’s a privilege to have this chance to honor our active duty and veteran military for their courage and sacrifice," said Bruce Lane, Vice President of Quaker Steak & Lube®. "These brave men and women have put themselves in harm’s way and spend time away from home and families to ensure we all have the many freedoms we enjoy. We commend them, and invite them to be recognized on Veterans Day," he added.

Quaker Steak & Lube® will also honor fallen military heroes with Fallen Soldiers Tables set up at participating locations. The Fallen Soldiers Table serves to remind all civilians and military members of the ultimate sacrifice given by troops who lost their lives in the fight for peace and liberty. The Tables will be set with a white table cloth signifying soldiers’ pure intentions in the call to serve. On the table will be a single red rose in a vase, which represents the blood shed for freedom. A slice of lemon will be placed on a plate to symbolize the bitter fate of all fallen soldiers. A salt shaker on the table will represent the tears shed by the families of those who never came home, and a glass will be placed upside down, signifying the fallen will no longer take a drink. Finally, one empty chair will be placed at the table. The table will provide an opportunity to remember those who have sacrificed for the freedom for all.

Over the years, Quaker Steak & Lube® has had the honor of serving thousands of veteran and active duty service members. More than 7,500 free or discounted meals were served on Veterans Day in 2015 and 2016 alone. For more information, including location information and menu, visit www.thelube.com. Quaker Steak & Lube® is owned and franchised by TA Restaurant Group.

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

The Quaker Steak & Lube® brand includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube®" combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment events. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

The TA Restaurant Group includes more than 850 quick-service, full-service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube®, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



TUESDAYS GET BIGGER AND BETTER WITH MORE CHOICES AND MORE VALUE AT QUAKER STEAK & LUBE®

Five Meal Selections Now Available For Just $10!

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is making Tuesdays the favorite day of the week with its new "$10 Tuesdays" meal deals. Beginning today, guests can find more menu choices at a greater value with five Lube favorites priced at just $10 each, all day, every Tuesday, at participating locations.

Tuesdays aren’t just for wing lovers anymore at The Lube®®! Now, there’s a great deal on delicious food choices for everyone to make Tuesdays a little tastier. Guests can now choose from the following five offerings and their choice of regular side item for just $10:

  • 1/2 lb. choice sirloin Thunderbird Steak
  • 20 Panko Crusted Shrimp
  • 1/2 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
  • 10 award-winning Jumbo Bone-in Wings
  • 20 Breaded Boneless Wings

The $10 Tuesday meals can be enjoyed at The Lube®, or taken to-go with The Lube®’s easy online ordering and pick-up.

"Our restaurant guests want to be able to eat out and enjoy great food that’s affordably priced, in a welcoming and fun atmosphere," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America and leader of the TA Restaurant Group, which operates and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube®. "With the variety of menu items we now offer on Tuesdays at the $10 price, guests can get quality and a great value in their dining experience. Plus, there’s nothing more fun than eating at The Lube®!" he added.

Guests rushing to The Lube® for $10 Tuesdays are sure to work up a thirst. They’ll find great drink offers on Tuesdays as well, including a "bucket" of domestic beers (5 beers) for just $10.

There is always something happening at The Lube®! From live bands and entertainment, to karaoke, to Classic Car Cruise-ins, to the largest weekly Bike Nites held during summer, The Lube®’s got it. For sports fanatics, The Lube® airs games, matches and races on huge TV screens. Guests can find each location’s local event calendar at www.thelube.com. The Lube® can also cater your events with the best party fuel, or have your party at The Lube®!

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube®"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® INTRODUCES NEW "DOUBLE-TAKE" MEALS

Two Custom Built Combo Meals Just $20; Twenty-Five Different Meal Combinations Now Available!

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is rolling out its best deal yet on the restaurant’s famed Custom Built Combo meals. With the "Double Take" promotion, guests can receive two Custom Built Combo meals for just $20. These affordably priced, hearty, and delicious meals can be enjoyed at The Lube®, or taken to-go with The Lube®’s easy online ordering and pick-up. The "Double Take" offer is available all day, every day at participating Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurants.

With the introduction of three new mouthwatering choices to its Custom Built Combos line-up, guests can now create 25 different mealtime options — an option to please every palate. Creating a Custom Built Combo starts with choosing one of five "craveable munchies" from Bavarian Pretzels, Loaded Fries, O-Rings, Fried Mozzarella, or newly added Pick-up Pickles — crispy fried pickle spears. Then, add any one of five chicken options, including The Lube®’s award-winning Jumbo Wings, Grilled Boneless Wings, Top Gear Tenders, or new-to-the-lineup Breaded Boneless Wings, or Bangin’ Drums, which are three times bigger than the famous traditional wings!

"At $20 for two Custom Built Combos, two guests can eat very affordably," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America and leader of the TA Restaurant Group, which operates and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube®. "Or eat one with us and take one to go! Custom Built Combos are also great as group appetizers at football and tailgate parties!" he added.

There is always something happening at The Lube®! From live bands and entertainment, to karaoke, to Classic Car Cruise-ins, to the largest weekly Bike Nites held during summer, The Lube®’s got it. For sports fanatics, The Lube® airs games, matches and races on huge TV screens. Guests can find each location’s local event calendar at www.thelube.com. The Lube® can also cater your events with the best party fuel, or have your party at The Lube®!

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube®"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



NEW ENTREES AND DESSERTS COMBINE FOR A FULL-MEAL DINING EXPERIENCE

Tie-In with Rock Music Legend Also part of Fall’s food line-up!

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, invites guests to its new menu release showcasing bold new tastes for fall. The Lube® has paired flavorful entrees and delicious desserts, as well as crisp drinks, available for a limited time at Quaker Steak & Lube locations nationwide.

The first of these two new pairings features tender and juicy Coffee and Spice Crusted Pork Loin glazed with The Lube’s signature Kentucky Bourbon sauce, served with bacon-balsamic brussel sprouts and fluffy potato-filled pierogi pastas. Combine this with a Jameson Peach Smash, a refreshing whiskey mix, hand shaken and served over ice. Then, finish off the tasteful feast with the Berry Blend Shortcake Sundae, where four types of berries are mixed and served atop a crumbly, buttery shortcake biscuit, and served with vanilla bean ice cream.

Looking for something new and flavorful for lunch? Check out The Stop-Light Grilled Chicken Sandwich featuring flame-grilled chicken, topped with melted cheddar cheese, red pepper, onion and pineapple, then drizzled with our Smoked Jalapeño Honey sauce. Create a delicious finish for your taste buds with the addition of the Mixed Berry Shake with your meal or for dessert.

"The fun doesn’t stop when summer ends at The Lube — it gets amped up!" shared John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America and leader of the TA Restaurant Group, which operates and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube. "Fall is a great time to try these bold new flavor combinations. And, we’ve taken all the guesswork out of it for our guests by creating these great pairings," he added.

For the fall food line-up, The Lube continues to offer its Bangin’ Drums! Three times bigger than their famous Jumbo Wings, the new Bangin’ Drums!, launched last month, provide the same great taste as the famed wings — with a light breading, fried golden, and flavored by of one of 20 familiar sauces.

For a limited time only through Sept. 30, Quaker Steak & Lube’s Bangin’ Drums! are available for the special price of $7.49. And, drumming up even more fun for a great cause, the brand has teamed up with music artist and producer Todd Rundgren, who in 1983 gave us the song "Bang the Drum All Day," and who in 2013 founded Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, a non-profit that supports music and music education. Quaker Steak & Lube locations nationwide will donate 50-cents for every order of Bangin’ Drums!, up to $10,000, to Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation.

There is always something happening at The Lube®! After all, Quaker Steak & Lube® is more than just a restaurant – it’s a FEST-aurant! Check each location’s local event calendar at www.thelube.com.

What’s more fun than having fun at The Lube® with its unique atmosphere of motor-themed décor? Taking the fun with you! Quaker Steak & Lube® offers easy online ordering and pick-up at its Wingo Window at participating locations. The Lube® can also cater your events with the best party fuel, or have your party at The Lube®!

Limited time menu items are available at participating Quaker Steak & Lube locations through October.

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® GUESTS DONATE MORE THAN $11,000 TO FOLDS OF HONOR

Fundraising partnership with Budweiser provides scholarships to families of fallen or disabled soldiers

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, in partnership with Budweiser® and Anheuser-Busch wholesalers, has raised $11,248 for the Folds of Honor organization, which honors the sacrifices of fallen and disabled service men and women by providing educational scholarships for their spouses and children. Donations were garnered from Quaker Steak & Lube guests from Memorial Day through July 4th.

During the 6-week fundraising campaign, Quaker Steak & Lube guests were invited to "round up" their check amount to the next dollar or more. Alternately, guests could donate by texting #QSL4FOLDS to a short code from their phones.

"These donations will be used for two $5,000 scholarships," shared Rocky Sickmann, Senior Vice President at Folds of Honor, and survivor of 444 days in captivity during the Iranian hostage crisis. "We are very grateful for the generosity of Quaker Steak & Lube customers — together we are changing lives," he added.

Custom Budweiser 16 oz. Camouflage aluminum bottles were also available at select Quaker Steak & Lube locations during the Folds of Honor campaign. Budweiser donated a portion of the proceeds from these sales to Folds of Honor.

"It’s truly our honor to be in this partnership with Budweiser to garner donations for Folds of Honor," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America’s and leader of the TA Restaurant Group, which owns and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube. "We are inspired by the sacrifices of our military men and women, and are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of helping to provide scholarships for their families."

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



Quaker Steak & Lube’s® Nationwide Chicken Wing Day is the Biggest, Meatiest and Most Musical

Award-winning Restaurant Chain CeLUBEbrates Launch of New "Bangin’ Drums!" on July 29; Challenges Fans to Support Music Education

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant, Quaker Steak & Lube®, is upping the wing game nationwide with the biggest and meatiest indulgence fans can get for National Chicken Wing Day with new Bangin’ Drums! Three times bigger than Quaker Steak & Lube®’s famous Jumbo Wings, the new Bangin’ Drums! are prepared to provide the same great taste as the famed wings — with a light breading, fried golden, and flavored by of one of 20 familiar sauces, including award-winning favorites like Kentucky Bourbon Glaze and the newest fan favorite, Smoked Jalapeño Honey.

"We’re going BIG! Our new Bangin’ Drums! are enormous — by far the best thing wing fans are going to find on National Chicken Wing Day," said Andi Rice, marketing director of restaurants for TA Restaurant Group. "No other wing out there even comes close."

For a limited time only through Sept. 30, Quaker Steak & Lube®’s new Bangin’ Drums! will be available for the special price of just $7.49. Select locations will serve up Bangin’ Drums! beginning on National Wing Day, July 29th. Guests can satisfy their craving for the delicious Drums at all participating locations by August 14, and can check local Lube Facebook pages for dates when Bangin’ Drums! will roll into each town. And to drum up even more fun for a great cause, the brand has teamed up with music artist and producer Todd Rundgren, who in 1983 gave us the song "Bang the Drum All Day," and who in 2013 founded Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, a non-profit that supports music and music education.

"We’re excited to be partnering with Mr. Rundgren and his Spirit of Harmony music foundation," Rice added. "In addition to our award winning food, we’re known for live music and entertainment and are proud to support music education as is he."

From July 29 – Sept. 30, Quaker Steak & Lube® locations nationwide will donate 50-cents for every order of Bangin’ Drums! sold — or at least $10,000 — to Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation.

"We believe that every student deserves access to high-quality music instruction and we are dedicated to helping create and nurture sustainable music education programs in schools and organizations throughout the U.S.," said Todd Rundgren, founder and president of Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony. "Quaker Steak & Lube®’s promotion and generosity will help us match resources to needs and create relationships to promote music education."

Fans are invited to find their inner rock star and engage with Quaker Steak & Lube® via a custom SnapChat filter on National Chicken Wing Day and through various social components throughout the program. Lip synch throw down anyone? Don’t be shy. Because at Quaker Steak & Lube®, What’s More Fun Than Having Fun — especially when it’s for a great cause?"

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® ANNOUNCES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF FRANCHISE SERVICES TO SPEARHEAD AGGRESSIVE FRANCHISE EXPANSION NATIONWIDE

TA Restaurant Group Appoints Industry Veteran Bruce Lane As Part of Strategy to Reinvigorate Legacy Brand

WESTLAKE, OH – The fun family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its award-winning food, including Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today that industry veteran Bruce Lane has joined its executive team as vice president of franchise services. TA Restaurant Group, which acquired Quaker Steak & Lube® in 2016, appointed Lane as part of its aggressive strategy to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube® into a nationally recognized concept through franchising. Quaker Steak & Lube® feels the success of the brand coincides with the success of their franchise community. Therefore, in his new role, Lane will be fully engaged in all aspects of the business, responsible for leading the brand’s supercharged franchise development efforts, franchise operations and spearheading strategic efforts to expand the popular restaurant chain’s footprint nationwide.

"We’re thrilled to welcome Bruce to the Quaker Steak & Lube® executive team and have no doubt that his impressive experience in franchise operations and development will be a huge asset as we continue our goal of expanding the brand nationwide," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America and head of TA Restaurant Group. "We believe Quaker Steak & Lube®’s potential for success is limitless, and are committed to evolving the brand while staying true to the guest-centric values that have made it an American favorite for decades. As we continue investing in our people, product, and processes, we look forward to working with Bruce to accelerate our franchise successes to take the brand to new heights."

An industry veteran, Lane has extensive experience developing operationally sound and profitable restaurants and implementing growth and marketing strategies for several national foodservice and retail brands, most recently with franchise development and operations divisions at Fuddruckers and 7-Eleven. Additionally, as a multi-unit operator of five Waffle House locations, he has a comprehensive understanding of the franchising industry that makes him uniquely qualified to help drive Quaker Steak & Lube®’s franchise success and expansion.

"When I was introduced to the TA Restaurant Group team, their passion for Quaker Steak & Lube® and commitment to revitalizing the concept was contagious, and I’m thrilled to be coming on board in the midst of such an exciting chapter for the brand," said Lane. "I look forward to leveraging my deep knowledge of the franchising industry to propel Quaker Steak & Lube®’s national expansion and help the brand achieve its aggressive development goals."

TA Restaurant Group, a division of Fortune 500 company TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ: TA), is one of the country’s largest multi-unit operators with a franchise network of over 600 units with nearly 40 different foodservice concepts. Under the leadership of its experienced executive team, TA Restaurant Group has begun to strengthen the brand, which most recently has included adding a new corporate chef and launching a new menu nationwide. TA Restaurant Group also is evolving Quaker Steak & Lube®’s restaurant design, while keeping the signature ambiance of racecars suspended from the ceilings and gas station memorabilia lining the walls. The brand will put a renewed focus on providing more flexible, non-traditional buildouts for franchisees to allow more aggressive growth in stadiums, colleges, kiosks, and airports.

For more information about franchise opportunities, contact Bruce Lane at 1-877-MYLUBE1 (1-877-695-8231) or by email at blane@thelube.com, or visit www.LubeFranchising.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



CRUISE IN FOR A STAYCATION LIBATION AND ENJOY GR8 NEW COCKTAILS AND REFRESHING MENU FLAVORS

Get Fueled-Up with ‘Fun-TAstic’ Summer Patio Dining

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is pushing summer into overdrive with a revamped drink menu filled with new makes and models of refreshing, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers. Paired with The Lube’s® new, limited-time seasonal dining menu, the pace is set for a season filled with flavorful fun.

An island getaway is just a sip away with three new tiki-style drinks. The Daytona Daiquiri will help you chill out with its blended strawberry sweetness. The Caribbean Cooler, resembling the color of the sea, is hand-shaken with Cruzan Rum, Blue Curaçao, pineapple and lemon flavors. Finally, the Shark Punch, where three types of rum — Captain Morgan, Malibu and Cruzan — are hand-shaken with banana liqueur, orange and pineapple juices, is so tasty, your jaws will love it!

Growing in popularity, the Lube® features Tito’s Handmade Vodka in its mix. This handcrafted vodka kicks mornings into gear in the new Tito’s Bloody Mary. Talk about getting all of your food groups into one glass, this savory delight is made with Demitri’s masterfully blended, all natural Bloody Mary Mix, and served with a loaded vegetable skewer and a meat straw! Tito’s also makes its way into the new adult Strawberry Lemonade, made with fresh-squeezed lemons — the old fashioned way.

Adding more fruit to your diet is as easy as an ocean breeze. The Jameson Peach Smash marries a smooth whiskey with peach purée. For vodka lovers, the Deep Eddy Peach Palmer libation puts a twist on an original, with peach purée and fresh-brewed sweet tea hand-shaken with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka. Both are topped with a fresh grilled, then chilled, peach slice.

The Lube® has long been known for its version of a margarita. Dubbed "Lube-A-Ritas," these classics are available frozen or on the rocks. For tequila connoisseurs, The Classic Patron Margarita has been added to the lineup, hand-shaken with Patron Silver, made in Mexico in small batches from the finest Weber Blue agave. Order up a Sangria ‘Rita for the best of two classics in one drink. Or, try the Desert Cactus ‘Rita, made with Cuervo Gold Tequila, citrus and prickly pear mixes, and served with a sugared rim.

"We analyzed what our guests liked with the existing beverage program and built the new menu around that," shared Shannon Salupo, Quaker Steak & Lube’s corporate beverage manager. "Our cocktails are pictured in our new storybook-style menu, allowing guests to preview drinks before ordering. Consumers are looking for name brands that are recognized as premium, yet still sold at a great value. We’ve ensured that the new menu includes relevant brands that are trending up in the market. We’ve also created approachable whiskey cocktails by hand-shaking them with delicious fruit purées and juices. And, we’ve added more nationally recognized draft lagers and craft beers, while leaving enough tap handles to support local favorites. There’s something for every taste preference."

The Lube® turns outdoor dining into a "fun-tastic" experience with expansive patio seating and bars with garage doors that open to let in fresh summer air.

With Quaker Steak & Lube’s® new limited-time dining menu, Summer gets sizzlin’ with its best barbecue. Smoky BBQ Chopped Brisket is slow-smoked and caramelized with The Lube’s® Original BBQ sauce, served with loaded mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans. Fresh from the farm come two new entrée salads brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables. Looking for flavors inspired by faraway places? Try the Mediterranean Salad, which features sliced beets, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese and a delectable red wine Dijon vinaigrette dressing. Or, if you’d rather show your patriotism, the Red, White & Blue Salad combines strawberries, blueberries, and apples to create flavor fireworks. Rev’ up the fun with a Red Velvet Cake Shake or Blueberry Tart Sundae for dessert.

Don’t forget, summer fun spills out into the parking lot at many Quaker Steak & Lube® locations with Bike Nites, Car Cruise-ins, live bands and other entertainment. There’s always something happening at The Lube®! After all, Quaker Steak & Lube® is more than just a restaurant – it’s a FEST-aurant! Check each location’s local event calendar at www.thelube.com.

What’s more fun than having fun at The Lube® with its unique atmosphere of motor-themed décor? Taking the fun with you! Quaker Steak & Lube® offers easy online ordering and pick-up at its Wingo Window at participating locations. The Lube® can also cater your events with the best party fuel, or have your party at The Lube®!

Limited-time menu items are available at participating Quaker Steak & Lube locations through July 31.

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.



Quaker Steak & Lube® invites guests to ‘round up’ to benefit folds of honor

Fundraising partnership with Budweiser to help provide scholarships to families of fallen or disabled soldiers

WESTLAKE, OH – The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is combining forces with Budweiser® to garner donations for the Folds of Honor organization, which honors the sacrifices of fallen and disabled service men and women by providing educational scholarships for their spouses and children. From May 27 through July 4, Quaker Steak & Lube® guests will have the opportunity to donate by rounding their check up to the next dollar, or more, and make a difference for these families.

"We chose the Memorial Day and July 4th holidays for this campaign to remember all of the sacrifices made by those who have fallen or become disabled as a result of serving in the armed forces," said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America’s TA Restaurant Group, which owns and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube®. "One great way to honor these heroes is to help provide for their legacy with educational scholarships, giving them hope and support for their future," he added.

During the 6-week fundraising campaign, guests at participating Quaker Steak & Lube® locations simply need to tell their server they want to "round up" their check for Folds of Honor. The guest can round up to the next dollar, or make a larger donation if they wish. Guests can also provide the name of the service member for whom they wish to honor with their donation.

For guests unable to make it to The Lube® during this time, a donation can still be made by texting their pledge amount along with #QSL4FOLDS to 36413 (message and data rates may apply).

Custom Budweiser 16 oz. aluminum bottles will be available at select Quaker Steak & Lube® locations during the Folds of Honor campaign. Rounded up check donations can be made on food and/or beverage checks.

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group:

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.

About Folds of Honor:

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded approximately 12,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 2,800 in 2016 alone. Folds of Honor achieved Platinum status on GuideStar, which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar to a nonprofit organization. For more information or to donate in support of Folds of Honor, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.





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