February 25, 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, announced today that its newest Texas location raised more than $7,015 during a week long promotion to support the Plano Independent School District (ISD).
The restaurant, located at SH 121 at Parkwood in Plano, Texas, opened to the public on Jan. 24. During the week of Feb. 4-10, guests were invited to dine at the new location, during which time The Lube® donated 10 percent of food proceeds to the Plano Independent School District. On Feb. 21, the Plano Lube management team presented a check for $7,015 to the Plano ISD's board members including, Mitch Bramlett , president, and Carlos Sastoque , executive director.
"As a former Mayor of Plano, I am thrilled and ecstatic to be able to give back to this great community and the Plano ISD," said John Longstreet , president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We want to say 'thank you' to all the guests who welcomed us with open arms, and came to dine; making a donation to this wonderful cause possible."
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.
"It was an honor 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, their contribution is greatly appreciated."
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.
The compelling decor 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 decor, 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.
SOURCE Quaker Steak & Lube