Quaker Steak & Lube®


2010-11-29 19:44:57

Grand Opening to Bring Michigan Residents Best Wings USA and 22 Sauce Varieties for the First Time 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Nov. 29, 2010 – The award-winning national restaurant chain Quaker Steak & Lube® will bring nearly 200 jobs to Grand Rapids and will celebrate its ribbon cutting ceremony with a VIP pre-grand opening event for special guests, area dignitaries and media on Dec. 6 from 6- 9 p.m. The public grand opening celebration will take place on Dec.8 starting at 3 p.m. as the Grand Rapids store is the first Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurant in Michigan.

Grand Rapids residents will be introduced to the motorsports-themed chain that is known for its Best Wings USA and 22 sauce varieties. The restaurant will feature a new 9,160 square-foot store design that accommodates indoor and outdoor patio seating for more than 300 people. There will be a bar area for guests, a game room near the front of the restaurant as well as a Wingo Window that offers guests the full menu for take-out food. The unique interior décor includes a Home Depot Car that was driven by Tony Stewart in 2003, a 2004 Rusty Wallace Miller Lite car and a 27-foot long Top Fuel Dragster in Thunder Alley. Also displayed throughout the building will be motorcycles provided by Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson, Village Motorsports and Smokin’ Joe’s Motorsports.

“We are excited to bring the first Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurant to Michigan,” said Mark Oestreich, general manager at Quaker Steak & Lube®. “We’re bringing new jobs to the region and look forward to connecting with new customers and building a Quaker Steak & Lube® fan base in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.”

The Lube® will feature appetizing menu selections and will hold super-charged events all week including Monday Night Football on the big screen TVs, All-You-Can-Eat Wings every Tuesday, Bike Nite on Wednesdays during the summer, $0.50 Boneless Wings on Thursday, karaoke on Friday nights, live entertainment featuring bands, trivia and open mic night on Saturdays and Service Industry Nights on Sundays. Today, The Lube® has 41 locations and has won more than 100 national and international awards for their wings and sauces. Most recently, Quaker Steak & Lube® was voted Festival Favorite at the 2010 National Buffalo Wing Festival.

For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.quakersteakandlube.com or visit the local Lube Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentwood-MI/Quaker-Steak-Lube-Grand-Rapids-MI/139298396109646.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®:
Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., the original Quaker Steak & Lube® began as a cook-your-own steak restaurant, before expanding to more than 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, 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 more than 100 national and international awards for its wings and 22 different wing sauces. Most recently it was named the 2010 Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. For more information visit www.quakersteakandlube.com.

Tina Arundel
TravelCenters of America
(216) 389-3028

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