The Quaker Steak & Lube® Franchising Blog

Franchise Your Next Location At A College!

Your franchising career revolves around a few things — and one of the biggest factors to think about is location! Where you decide to drop your pin and open up shop is totally up to you, but why not think outside the box for your next high-octane adventure? Instead of the traditional areas, consider a location that proves to have both potential for huge success, and a loyal fanbase eager to get their hands on a basket of wings! In comes the college campus location! With thousands of students looking for a bite to eat, there are many reasons why considering this lucrative area should be at the top of your ‘future franchises’ list.


  • College Students Are Hungry. Whether they’re looking for something to munch on after swim practice or between classes, one thing rings true: college students are hungry. The next best thing to cooking is something on campus, or slightly off premises. Jumping into a pool where quick and savory food (and drinks!) are key to keeping customers happy, Quaker Steak & Lube® has no trouble filling that void with ease, offering everything to be desired by students before they’re back to hitting the books.  
  • Dining Halls Can Get Boring. Ask any college student how the dining hall food is in August, and then ask them again in December. We’re willing to bet that the term ‘repetitive’ comes into play a few times — and for good reason. Some colleges have  limited menus, and the last place they’re going to want to have to eat is a place where the offerings consist of the same five items. For us, we recognize that and offer over 20 wing sauces alone, as well as appetizers, entrees, gluten & wheat free options, and more! Every good dining experience needs versatility, and our menu certainly provides that!
  • Demographics. While our sometimes cult-like following ranges in age from 2-102, a college location gives you a definitive idea of what your demographic will always be like! This gives you the opportunity to introduce specials for college students, accept campus cash as payments, and constantly have a group of hungry guests eager to sit down for a tasty meal! Additionally, the location also thrives on the local community, as well as the families of students who visit for move in/out days, graduation, holidays, and more!



If you’re thinking about opening up your very own Lube in a non-traditional location, now is the time to start planning! We are on the hunt for restaurant professionals just like you in search of their next restaurant venture! If this is you, bring Quaker Steak & Lube® and its one-of-a-kind dining experience to your market, opportunities are available! Please fill out our franchise application for more information or call 1-877-695-8231. Come expand Lube Nation with us!