Quaker Steak & Lube® GUESTS DONATE MORE THAN $11,000 to Folds of Honor2017-08-02 16:08:23
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."
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.
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