The Quaker Steak & Lube® Franchising Blog

3 Ways To Improve Employee Morale

Owning a restaurant of your own is both a great learning experience, as well as a fun one! Whether you’re a seasoned franchisee or this is the first of many to come, a few things should be taken into account at your restaurant location(s). At Quaker Steak & Lube®, we’re committed to making your franchise experience as easy as possible — and leadership training is a key component of that! From management level employees, down to the kitchen and wait staff that make serving our guests possible, everyone’s morale should be high — after all, teamwork makes the dream work! Below are a few morale boosters we recommend trying at your own franchise.

Show That It’s More Than Just a Job

For over 40 years, Quaker Steak & Lube has been running on a high-octane, motorsport themed dining experience for all to enjoy — and your employees are an integral aspect of that! It’s important to remind your staff often that being a part of The Lube is more than just a job. Let them know that their hard work doesn’t go unnoticed, and that you appreciate how their contributions can make a difference within your location. This simple recognition can brighten anyone’s day and have a huge impact on employee morale!

Create Memorable Staff Bonding Experiences

It’s a good idea to get everyone away from work for a day, even if it’s only for a few hours. Hosting your own picnic, barbecue or company outing can significantly boost everyone’s overall morale in the workplace. Taking a break from the everyday bustle of the food industry is a great way to not only encourage team building, but to let your employees know that you genuinely care about their well-being and happiness, as well as communicates that you believe your Quaker Steak & Lube team is unlike any other!

Work Collaboratively With Your Team

Every month or so, it might be a good idea to speak with your team and work collaboratively on new efforts. After all, they might be working during hours you’re not always present, and this insight can be to everyone’s benefit. Learning about what they’re seeing in terms of trends can help your location grow, as well as help them excel in their career! It’s true that those who are shown recognition for their hard work are much more likely to excel and strive for better, as well as that those who feel their opinions are taken into consideration to better the company are more likely to be devoted to its success.


Quaker Steak & Lube’s one-off atmosphere and unforgettable fest-aurant experience is something we’d love you to experience. If you’re interested in becoming a franchisee, please fill out our franchise application for more information or call 1-877-695-8231. Come expand Lube Nation with us!