QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® LAUNCHES A TEXAS TAKEOVER BEGINNING THIS FALL2012-06-12 19:54:50
SHARON, PA – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today aggressive plans to expand into Texas. The company’s expansion includes one new franchise restaurant in Waco, TX and three corporate-owned locations in Dallas-Ft. Worth, specifically Carrollton, Plano and North Dallas. The first restaurant is set to open in Waco in next month, Carrollton in September, and the remainder before the end of the year or in early 2013.
"We’re ready to stampede across the state and introduce Texans to our unique motorsports-themed dining experience,” said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer of Quaker Steak & Lube. "The expansion of The Lube® in and around Dallas-Ft. Worth is another step in our plans to double our footprint over the next several years.”
Quaker Steak & Lube currently has 50 locations open across 15 states and Canada. Beside the Texas expansion, the company plans to open 12 new restaurants this year in northern New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Quaker Steak & Lube has quickly become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country and experienced significant growth in 2011, opening six new restaurants, and signing franchise agreements to develop more than 50 locations in the U.S. over the next several years.
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.
Collectively, the company serves more than 80 million wings annually along with burgers, ribs, steaks, salads, sandwiches, kid’s meals, signature beverages and many more flavorful menu items. The Lube, as fans call it, is also known for creative food promotions and recently won the coveted MenuMasters award for their limited time offer, Shake, Wrap & Roll. Hand-crafted and hand-shaken beverages are also featured on the Blowout Beverages menu including the industry 2012 Cheers Beverage Award-Winning Bar Jars.
"Haute" franchise opportunities in many territories are still available with the company.
About Quaker Steak & Lube®:
Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., the original Steak & Lube® began as a cook-your-own steak restaurant, before expanding to over 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, 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 25 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.thelube.com.
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