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Fast Facts About Quaker Steak & Lube

Fast, high-octane casual dining experiences are few and far between — but not when you’re out at your local Quaker Steak & Lube®. What began in the 70’s has grown into a nationwide phenomenon, and we couldn’t be more excited to turn the key and get racing to our next franchise location! But if you’re new to the concept of The Lube, there might be a few hidden secrets you’re not aware of, so we’ve polished some fast-facts available here.

We Began From Humble Beginnings

During the gas crisis in 1974, the nation’s fuel stops were closing their doors as prices rose and supply dwindled. For George Warren and Gary Meszaros, they were far more concerned with preserving the automotive culture they’d come to love in these classic locations — and they also loved food! The first Quaker Steak & Lube appeared in 1974 in Sharon Pennsylvania and was instantly a mecca for muscle cars and a ‘cook your own steak’ concept. Housed inside of a then-closed gas station, the pair began turning the location into an automotive themed restaurant for food-lovers of all ages. The rest as they call it, is history.

We Serve Award Winning Food

In addition to a menu that goes on for days, The Lube is also home to award winning wings, as well as over 20 sauces to lather on! We proudly offer an array of refreshing drinks, appetizers, and entrees — and even when your tank hits full, will have you asking for more! In fact, we’ve got a number of brand new menu options to satisfy the stomachs of all guests alike!

We’re Seeing Rapid Growth

Our AUV in 2016 was $2.88 million, higher than many casual dining concepts. In addition to the big numbers, our average guest check has risen to $18.24! The best part about owning your own franchise is the opportunity for multiple revenue streams, which has the potential to increase profit on a large-scale basis.

We’re Looking For You!

Right now, we’re in the process of a rapid expansion effort, which includes seeking out restaurant leaders just like you who are interested in owning a Lube Franchise of their own. We have a number of build out options that range from ancillary and non-traditional locations, to larger scale, freestanding buildings. Our marketing and operational support teams provide exceptional help from the beginning of your journey, to opening day and beyond! With Quaker Steak & Lube, we give you every tool possible to be successful as a franchisee in today’s day and age.



Bring Quaker Steak & Lube® and its one-of-a-kind dining experience to your market. Opportunities for all location types are available! Please fill out our franchise application for more information or call 1-877-695-8231. Come expand Lube Nation with us!