Cruise In For A Staycation Libation And Enjoy Gr8 New Cocktails And Refreshing Menu Flavors

Get Fueled-Up with ‘Fun-TAstic’ Summer Patio Dining

June 28, 2017 // Franchising.com // WESTLAKE, OH - The award-winning family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is pushing summer into overdrive with a revamped drink menu filled with new makes and models of refreshing, handcrafted cocktails and craft beers. Paired with The Lube’s® new, limited-time seasonal dining menu, the pace is set for a season filled with flavorful fun.

An island getaway is just a sip away with three new tiki-style drinks. The Daytona Daiquiri will help you chill out with its blended strawberry sweetness. The Caribbean Cooler, resembling the color of the sea, is hand-shaken with Cruzan Rum, Blue Curaçao, pineapple and lemon flavors. Finally, the Shark Punch, where three types of rum - Captain Morgan, Malibu and Cruzan - are hand-shaken with banana liqueur, orange and pineapple juices, is so tasty, your jaws will love it!

Growing in popularity, the Lube® features Tito’s Handmade Vodka in its mix. This handcrafted vodka kicks mornings into gear in the new Tito’s Bloody Mary. Talk about getting all of your food groups into one glass, this savory delight is made with Demitri’s masterfully blended, all natural Bloody Mary Mix, and served with a loaded vegetable skewer and a meat straw! Tito’s also makes its way into the new adult Strawberry Lemonade, made with fresh-squeezed lemons - the old fashioned way.

Adding more fruit to your diet is as easy as an ocean breeze. The Jameson Peach Smash marries a smooth whiskey with peach purée. For vodka lovers, the Deep Eddy Peach Palmer libation puts a twist on an original, with peach purée and fresh-brewed sweet tea hand-shaken with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka. Both are topped with a fresh grilled, then chilled, peach slice.

The Lube® has long been known for its version of a margarita. Dubbed "Lube-A-Ritas," these classics are available frozen or on the rocks. For tequila connoisseurs, The Classic Patron Margarita has been added to the lineup, hand-shaken with Patron Silver, made in Mexico in small batches from the finest Weber Blue agave. Order up a Sangria ‘Rita for the best of two classics in one drink. Or, try the Desert Cactus ‘Rita, made with Cuervo Gold Tequila, citrus and prickly pear mixes, and served with a sugared rim.

"We analyzed what our guests liked with the existing beverage program and built the new menu around that," shared Shannon Salupo, Quaker Steak & Lube’s corporate beverage manager. "Our cocktails are pictured in our new storybook-style menu, allowing guests to preview drinks before ordering. Consumers are looking for name brands that are recognized as premium, yet still sold at a great value. We’ve ensured that the new menu includes relevant brands that are trending up in the market. We’ve also created approachable whiskey cocktails by hand-shaking them with delicious fruit purées and juices. And, we’ve added more nationally recognized draft lagers and craft beers, while leaving enough tap handles to support local favorites. There’s something for every taste preference."

The Lube® turns outdoor dining into a "fun-tastic" experience with expansive patio seating and bars with garage doors that open to let in fresh summer air.

With Quaker Steak & Lube’s® new limited-time dining menu, Summer gets sizzlin’ with its best barbecue. Smoky BBQ Chopped Brisket is slow-smoked and caramelized with The Lube’s® Original BBQ sauce, served with loaded mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans. Fresh from the farm come two new entrée salads brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables. Looking for flavors inspired by faraway places? Try the Mediterranean Salad, which features sliced beets, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese and a delectable red wine Dijon vinaigrette dressing. Or, if you’d rather show your patriotism, the Red, White & Blue Salad combines strawberries, blueberries, and apples to create flavor fireworks. Rev’ up the fun with a Red Velvet Cake Shake or Blueberry Tart Sundae for dessert.

Don’t forget, summer fun spills out into the parking lot at many Quaker Steak & Lube® locations with Bike Nites, Car Cruise-ins, live bands and other entertainment. There’s always something happening at The Lube®! After all, Quaker Steak & Lube® is more than just a restaurant - it’s a FEST-aurant! Check each location’s local event calendar at www.thelube.com.

What’s more fun than having fun at The Lube® with its unique atmosphere of motor-themed décor? Taking the fun with you! Quaker Steak & Lube® offers easy online ordering and pick-up at its Wingo Window at participating locations. The Lube® can also cater your events with the best party fuel, or have your party at The Lube®!

Limited-time menu items are available at participating Quaker Steak & Lube locations through
July 31.

Follow Quaker Steak & Lube® on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, including locations, menu and online ordering, visit www.thelube.com.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®

Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, the chain now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. "The Lube"® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with crave-able food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.thelube.com.

About the TA Restaurant Group

Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 750 quick service restaurants, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.

Media Contact:

Tom Liutkus
TA Restaurant Group
440-808-7364
tliutkus@ta-petro.com

SOURCE Quaker Steak & Lube®

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