SHARON, Pa., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today that it is continuing on the tremendous growth built from 2012, and is on track to open 17 new restaurants in 2013 in Texas, South Dakota, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida, among other states.
Fueling this announcement, is the recent grand opening of the company's newest corporate Quaker Steak & Lube® restaurant in Plano, Texas, with additional restaurants in Medina, Ohio and Columbia, S.C. expected to open in the first quarter of the year.
"2012 was a momentous year for our brand as we welcomed 4 new franchisees into our Lube family and also signed 11 new agreements," said John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "We are well on our way to doubling our current footprint, and we're extremely excited to bring The Lube® to new markets like Rapid City, S.D and also open four or five more corporate restaurants in 2013."
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 to date, and began its Texas Takeover with three corporate openings in Waco, Carrolton and Plano.
Longstreet continued, "It's the unwavering support of our loyal Lubies, dedicated franchisees and management team that has helped propel our brand to the head of the casual dining segment this past year."
The compelling decor, 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.
Steak & Lube® has quickly become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains and has close to 60 locations open across 19 states and Canada. Collectively, the company serves more than 80 million wings annually along with burgers, ribs, steaks, salads, sandwiches, kid's meals, signature beverages and many more flavorful menu items. The Lube® is also known for creative food promotions and recently won the coveted MenuMasters award for its limited time offer, Shake, Wrap & Roll. Hand-crafted and hand-shaken beverages are also featured on the Blowout Beverages menu including the industry 2012 Cheers Beverage Award-Winning Bar Jars.
"Haute" franchise opportunities in many territories are still available with the company.
About Quaker Steak & Lube®:
Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., the original Quaker Steak & Lube® began as a cook-your-own steak restaurant, before expanding to nearly 60 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique decor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and over 20 different wing sauces. Most recently it was named the 2012 Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. For more information visit www.quakersteakandlube.com.
SOURCE Quaker Steak & Lube