SCRANTON QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® TO OPEN IN OCTOBER2008-09-04 19:37:22
Sharon, PA – Quaker Steak & Lube® will be opening its 30th restaurant in Scranton/Dickson City, PA, on October 15. The new building will sit at 4005 Commerce Blvd. in Dickson City. The Scranton Lube will feature all the same favorite menu selections as the other Quaker Steak & Lube® locations, along with “All-You-Can-Eat Wings” every Tuesday and our world famous “Bike Nite” every Wednesday! Watch for many more exciting events coming to The Lube® all week long including Car Cruise-In events, Family Night, Live Entertainment, Service Industry Night, Happy Hour and much more! There will ALWAYS be something great going on at The Scranton Lube!
The Scranton Quaker Steak & Lube® will seat over 250 guests, house two bars with one being an outside patio bar and employ 150 to 180 people.
Quaker Steak & Lube®, voted “Best Wings USA,” is home to 18 signature chicken wing sauces in addition to a variety of Award-Winning food to include burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads, steaks, ribs and a Kids menu. “The Lube®” as its known, is motor-sports themed and encompasses the most unique décor in the restaurant industry.
Russ Berner, owner of the new Quaker Steak & Lube® in Scranton is very excited to be building his second Lube restaurant in the system.
“The Lube® concept is a unique blend of great service, award-winning food to include Best Wings USA, supercharged events and the most unique motorsports-themed décor in the restaurant industry,” said Berner.
Quaker Steak & Lube® claims a wide and highly loyal base of customers, a demographic that chain executives call “2 to 82”. On any given day, the restaurant will be visited by all demographics, including singles, couples, families, sports enthusiasts, seniors and the young without skewing heavily to any one group. The appeal, outside of the race cars, vintage cars and motorcycles, is the food. “It’s the very center of the table stuff,” Gary Meszaros, Co-Founder states. “We serve buckets of Award-Winning wings, buckets of signature appetizers, a rack of ribs meant to be shared, healthy hamburgers, nice salads, distinctive drinks and kid’s meals.”
And, when off-site catering is needed, for small or large gatherings, the Scranton Lube will be ready for you! Just call 570.489.LUBE (5823).
The Lube® also relies on event marketing to attract customers. On Bike Nite, for example, it’s typical for 1,000…2,000…even 3,000 bikers to pull into the parking lot of most any Quaker Steak & Lube® location! The Cleveland, Ohio Quaker Steak & Lube® holds the record with 7,200 bikers in one night. All-You-Can-Eat Wing Night is popular with high school and college students. It’s the restaurant’s hope that these students will continue to visit The Lube® after graduation, once married and then with their kids. The Lube® is proud to have generations of customers from loyal families.
The original Quaker Steak & Lube® was founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pennsylvania as a cook-your-own steak restaurant. After a visit to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, chicken wings were included in the menu. As the company began to become profitable, a full-size kitchen was added. Today, The Lube® has won over 100 national and international awards for their wings and 18 different wing sauces. The Lube® features unique décor items including Race Cars suspended from the ceilings, Motorcycles, Corvettes and Gas Station Memorabilia decorating the walls.
Quaker Steak & Lube®, voted “Best Wings USA”, was recently named Best Family Friendly Dining in the Cleveland market and brought home 1st and 2nd places for chicken wing sauces from the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. The Lube® also won three Golden Chile Awards (1st place) for its sauces at the Fiery Food Challenge, and recently won for best creative toppings at the National Hamburger Festival for its legendary Lubeburger.
The company began franchising in 1997 and has plans to open eight restaurants in 2008. For more information or to find a Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurant nearest you, visit www.quakersteakandlube.com.
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