January 15, 2013 // Franchising.com // SHARON, Pa. – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, continues its Texas takeover with the grand opening of its newest restaurant in Plano, Texas. The restaurant, located at SH 121 at Parkwood, will open to the public on Jan. 24.
The Plano restaurant has created close to 200 jobs for the area and is the third Quaker Steak & Lube® location to open in Texas. The new Lube encompasses an 8,000 square-foot design while accommodating seating for more than 360 people including a 1,000 square-foot brickyard patio, two full-service bars and over 34 flat screen TVs.
In June 2012, the company launched its Texas invasion and announced plans to open 10 new restaurants throughout the area, two of which are currently open in Carrollton and Waco.
“As a former Mayor of Plano, I am thrilled to bring Quaker Steak & Lube® into this great city,” said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. “We are also ecstatic to announce a partnership with the Plano Independent School District Educational Foundation; during the week of Feb. 4 -10 we will be donating 10 percent of our proceeds to benefit the Plano ISD and invite the local community to dine at The Lube® and support this wonderful cause.”
The Plano Independent School District (ISD) serves 55,302 students in 71 schools located in approximately 100 square miles of southwest Collin County. The Plano ISD is committed to providing an excellent education for all students. Graduates of the Plano ISD Educational Foundation are empowered to adapt to new learning opportunities throughout their lives, to be both creative and disciplined in their thinking, and to collaborate with and contribute to the global community.
“We are honored to partner with the new Plano Lube,” said Carlos Sastoque, executive director, Plano ISD Educational Foundation. “Our foundation is grateful that Quaker Steak & Lube® supports our programs and students, and we are excited for the upcoming grand opening festivities!”
The compelling décor combined with its craveable food and supercharged events has created a cult-like following for The Lube®, as fans call it, for more than 38 years. Highlights of the Plano Lube include signature memorabilia such as a Texas Legends Dragster, a 1984 Corvette, a NASCAR hanging from the ceiling, local sports jerseys and two Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The restaurant will also hold weekly supercharged events including: Make a Difference Mondays, All You Can Eat Wings on Tuesday, Breaded Boneless Thursdays and Kids Eat Free Sundays.
Quaker Steak & Lube® has quickly become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains and has close to 60 locations open across 18 states and Canada. 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® is also known for creative food promotions and recently won the coveted MenuMasters award for its 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.
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 nearly 60 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 hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and over 20 different wing sauces. Most recently it was named the 2012 Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York.
For more information visit www.quakersteakandlube.com.
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