Quaker Steak & Lube®

Timeline

1970′S

March 1974

Quaker Steak & Lube® is Founded when Co-founders Gary "Moe" Meszaros and George "Jig" Warren bought a vacant automobile service station in Sharon, PA and converted it into a restaurant and bar appropriately named "Quaker Steak & Lube®."

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1976

In addition to The Lube®’s traditional "cook your own steak" menu featuring steaks, burgers, and baked potatoes, the menu was expanded to include the newly popular Buffalo-style chicken wings that Quaker Steak & Lube® has since become famous for.

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1980′S

1988

Quaker Steak & Lube® received its first major award voted "Best Wings in the USA," winning the National Chicken-Out competition in Cleveland, Ohio.

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December 1988

Quaker Steak & Lube®’s menu started small, with 7 wing sauces, 3 wing sizes and 33 menu items.

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1990′S

July 1991

Quaker Steak & Lube® now has 9 sauces on the menu.

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1992

Atomic Wing Sauce is introduced.

August 1992

Quaker Steak & Lube® now has 10 sauces on the menu.

1990-1999

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from the WDVE Wings Cook-Off, the Three Rivers Stadium Wing Fest, Gateway Publications, Town Crier, Cranberry Journal, Y-103 Wing & Rib Fest, Pittsburgh City Paper, New Castle News, Mahoning Valley Rib Burn Off, CD106 Wing, Rib & Music Festival, Extreme Cuisine, The Warren Tribune, The Derrick, Youngstown Vindicator, Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Penn State University.

December 1996

Quaker Steak & Lube® introduced Boneless Wings and Ontennas as part of an ongoing menu item. The menu included 12 wing sauces, 4 wing sizes and 50 menu items.

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April 8, 1997

Quaker Steak & Lube® opened up its first franchise location not far south of The Original in Robinson, PA.

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April 1997

Magna Fries are introduced along with the Wrap & Roll Category. There are now 13 sauces on the menu including the brand new Parmesan Pepper.

April 1998

The Supersize Single order of wings is introduced and there are now 14 sauces on the menu.

September 20, 1999

Quaker Steak & Lube® opened up its second franchise location in Cranberry, PA.

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October 12, 1999

Quaker Steak & Lube® opened up its third franchise location in Erie, PA.

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2000′S

November 14, 2000

Quaker Steak & Lube® Columbus, OH restaurant opens for business.

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2000

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands its menu to include 57 different menu items, 14 sauces and 6 wing sizes.

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May 24, 2001

Quaker Steak & Lube® Valley View, OH restaurant opens for business.

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2001

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Baste Contest, Chili Pepper Magazine, Gateway Star Publications, New Castle News, Pittsburgh City Paper, Cleveland Magazine and the Erie Times News.

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November 2002

Buckeye BBQ® Sauce is introduced. There are now 16 sauces on the menu.

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November 20, 2002

Quaker Steak & Lube® Sheffield, OH restaurant opens for business.

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2002

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from the American Royal Barbecue Sauce Baste Contest, Chili Pepper Magazine, Pennsylvania Rib & Wing Festival, Tribune Chronicle, New Castle News, Ohio State University and the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

January 29, 2003

Quaker Steak & Lube® Beavercreek, OH restaurant opens for business.

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October 14, 2003

Quaker Steak & Lube® Pinellas Park, FL restaurant opens for business.

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2003

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from Aolcityguide.com, Star Community Newspaper, Erie Times News, Chili Pepper Magazine, Ohio State University, New Castle News, 2nd Annual Buffalo Wing Festival, Taste of East Tennessee and the Pittsburgh City Paper.

May 18, 2004

Quaker Steak & Lube® expanded into a new state with a restaurant in Concord, NC.

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November 17, 2004

Quaker Steak & Lube® expanded into a new state with restaurant in Middleton, WI.

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2004

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from Chile Pepper Magazine, New Castle News, Tribune Chronicle, Lowe’s Motor Speedway, National Buffalo Wing Festival and Ohio State University.

August 17, 2005

Quaker Steak & Lube returned to its home state of Pennsylvania to open up the Pleasant Hills, PA location.

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2005

As Quaker Steak & Lube® continues to grow and expand; new items are added with the latest menu including 64 different items, 16 sauces and 6 wing sizes.

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2005

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from the Sharon Herald, Tribune Chronicle, Lowe’s MotorSpeedway, Casual Theme Restaurants, Erie Times News, Ohio State University, QSR Magazine, National Buffalo Wing Festival, Florida Wing West, Zesty Food Show and Fox 8 News.

January 18, 2006

As part of one of The Lube®’s larger expansion years, Quaker Steak & Lube opened up a location in Charleston, WV.

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February 11, 2006

Quaker Steak & Lube® Oakland, PA express restaurant opens for business.

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May 24, 2006

Quaker Steak & Lube® Milford, OH restaurant opens for business.

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June 14, 2006

Quaker Steak & Lube® Bloomsburg, PA restaurant opens for business.

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July 19, 2006

Quaker Steak & Lube® Austintown, OH restaurant opens for business.

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2006

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from Zest Fest 2006, American Culinary Standards Board, The Sharon Herald, Tampa Bay Magazine, Warren Tribune, Lowe’s Motorpeedway, National Buffalo Wing Festival and State College Magazine.

January 2006

Dusted Chipotle BBQ is introduced.

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May 23, 2007

Quaker Steak & Lube® continued to expand with new a state, opening a restaurant in Portage, IN.

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August, 29 2007

Quaker Steak & Lube® continued to expand with new a state, opening a restaurant in Council Bluffs, IA.

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November 2007

Thai ‘R’ Cracker Sauce is introduced. There are now 18 wing flavors on the menu. Rice Bowls are also introduced.

2007

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from Zest Fest 2007, Atlanta Magazine, The Sharon Herald, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Lowe’s MotorSpeedway, Tribune Chronicle, Tampa Bay Magazine, Town Crier, Erie Times-News and the Southwest Gardens Rib Burn Off.

January 16, 2008

Quaker Steak & Lube® Canton, OH opened for business.

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April 16, 2008

Quaker Steak & Lube® Syracuse, NY restaurant opens for business.

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October 29, 2008

Quaker Steak & Lube® expanded into new territory with new a restaurant in Greenville, SC.

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October 15, 2008

Quaker Steak & Lube® Scranton, PA restaurant opens for business.

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December 10, 2008

Quaker Steak & Lube® Buffalo, NY restaurant opens for business.

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2008

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from the Pittsburgh City Paper, The Pitt News, National Buffalo Wing Festival, Zest Fest 2008, Valley Magazine, National Hamburger Festival, Charleston Gazette, United Way Wing Cook-Off, The Sharon Herald, Annual Taste of Greene County and the Peek ‘n’ Peak Wing Cook-Off.

March 11, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube® Colerain, OH restaurant opens for business.

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May 13, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube® Newport News, VA restaurant opens for business.

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May 6, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube® Vermilion, OH restaurant opens for business.

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September 9, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube® Wheeling, WV restaurant opens for business.

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October 7, 2009

Quaker Steak & Lube® Mentor, OH restaurant opens for business.

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November 21, 2009

Triple Atomic Wing Sauce is introduced.

2009

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades from the Pittsburgh City Paper, American Royal BBQ, Zest Fest 2009, The Valley Advantage, The Times-Tribune, Daily Press Choice Awards, The Greer Wing Fling, National Buffalo Wing Festival, United Way Wing Cook-Off, Southland Tribune, Peek ’n Peak Wing Cook-Off and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

2010′S

June 2, 2010

Quaker Steak & Lube® Richmond, VA restaurant opens for business.

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September 2010

Quaker Steak & Lube® wins Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY

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November 3, 2010

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into new territory with a restaurant opening near Denver, CO.

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December 1, 2010

Quaker Steak & Lube® Fredericksburg, VA restaurant opens for business.

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December 8, 2010

Quaker Steak & Lube® Grand Rapids, MI restaurant opens for business.

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2010

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades in the Hot Pepper Awards, Pittsburgh City Paper, Daily Press Choice Awards, Metro North Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Taste of the Chamber, Sticky Fingers 2010, The Tampa Tribune, National Buffalo Wing Festival, Warren Tribune Chronicle, Pilot Media, United Way Wing Cook-Off, Daily Press, Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce, Wheeling Health Right, Inc., Sharon Herald, Annual Taste of Greene County, Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, The Voice, Student Newspaper at Bloomsburg University, The Cranberry Eagle and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

January 25, 2011

Quaker Steak & Lube® New Berlin, WI restaurant opens for business.

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July 13, 2011

Quaker Steak & Lube® Rochester, NY restaurant opens for business.

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August 3, 2011

Quaker Steak & Lube® Fort Wayne, IN restaurant opens for business.

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August 31, 2011

Quaker Steak & Lube® Boardman, OH relocates to a larger location.

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October 5, 2011

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into Illinois when Springfield, IL restaurant opens for business.

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2011

Quaker Steak & Lube® racked up accolades in the Hot Pepper Awards, the Buffalo Wing Festival, Washington, Pa. Rib Cook-Off, Cleveland Magazine, the 3rd Annual Western Lake County "Battle of the Burger," Pittsburgh Magazine, Town Crier Newspaper, United Way Wing King, KDKA, Tribune Chronicle, Lorain Morning Journal, Sharon Herald, Westword Magazine, Chiliblaze.com, The Cranberry Eagle, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, WEWS News Channel 5 and Zest Fest 2011.

May 2, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® Harrisonburg, VA restaurant opens for business.

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August 13, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® Slippery Rock University, PA restaurant opens for business.

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August 15, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® Lakewood, OH restaurant opens for business.

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September 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® wins Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY.

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September 5, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into Texas when Carrollton, TX restaurant opens for business.

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September 12, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® Waco, TX restaurant opens for business.

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September 19, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® Johnstown, PA restaurant opens for business.

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October 3, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into Kentucky when Florence, KY restaurant opens for business.

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October 10, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into New Jersey when Brick, NJ restaurant opens for business.

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On the same day our Kent State University, OH location also opens.

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December 12, 2012

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into North Dakota when Fargo, ND restaurant opens for business.

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January 24, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® Plano, TX restaurant opens for business.

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March 6, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® Medina Township, OH restaurant opens for business.

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March 13, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® Columbia, SC restaurant opens for business.

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April 17, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® expands into South Dakota when Rapid City, SD restaurant opens for business.

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May 19, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® Pittsburgh International Airport restaurant opens for business.

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August 14, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® Janesville, WI restaurant opens for business.

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September 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® wins Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, NY

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October 23, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® State College, PA restaurant opens for business.

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November 20, 2013

Quaker Steak & Lube® Mechanicsburg, PA restaurant opens for business.

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