Quaker Steak & Lube Expands to Warren, Ohio
The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced that it has signed an agreement with Thomas Terleski/Elmhurst Properties, Inc. to break ground on its newest location in the Cortland/Warren area of Ohio. The restaurant will undergo construction later this year and is planned to open in early 2014; a Hard Hat Party is scheduled for Friday, October 4 at 2:00 p.m. and will include food, entertainment and a groundbreaking ceremony.
The Cortland/Warren Lube, located at 2191 Millennium Blvd, will feature the brand’s newest prototype model, a design that made its debut in Medina, Ohio earlier this year. It will encompass 5,250 square feet with seating for 150 inside with an additional patio area for 90 guests outside. The new Lube expects to hire between 130 and 150 employees.
“Our brand’s presence in Ohio has taken over at full speed ahead, and by expanding into the Warren area, we will have the opportunity to introduce even more guests to our unique motorsports-themed dining experience,” says John Longstreet, president and CEO, Quaker Steak & Lube. “In addition, we are thrilled that our new restaurant will create 150 jobs for the community.”
Currently, Quaker Steak & Lube has 17 locations across Ohio. The latest announcement is part of the company’s continued expansion plan for the state, which includes another corporate location slated for Toledo, Ohio in 2014.
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. The company experienced significant growth in 2012 with 11 restaurant openings, a 22 percent increase from the previous year and a 13 percent increase in system wide revenues. The company has nearly 60 locations across 18 states and Canada.