SHARON, Pa., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube®, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 25 sauces, announced today it signed a franchise development agreement with Cedar Fair, L.P. to develop a new restaurant at Cedar Point amusement park/resort. The restaurant marks the 18th Quaker Steak & Lube® location in Ohio and will create close to 125 jobs for the Sandusky community. The new Lube is located at 2003 Cleveland Road, adjacent to the Castaway Bay indoor waterpark/resort, and is scheduled to open in May 2015.
"The Lube® and Cedar Point are two brands that Americans know and love, and we are thrilled to bring our Best Wings USA to The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®," said Greg Lippert, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube®. "Partnering with such a great amusement park will allow us to expand our presence in Ohio and gain valuable knowledge on the tourism industry, and we are looking forward to continued success in the Buckeye State."
Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, is the largest amusement park in the world! With an unmatched collection of 72 world-class rides, including 17 thrilling roller coasters, three huge kids' areas, live shows, unique and interesting places to eat and spend the night, a mile-long sandy beach and more, it's easy to see why Cedar Point has consistently been named the "Best Amusement Park in the World."
"At Cedar Point, our goal is to provide our guests with the best food options during their visit to the park and we are confident that Quaker Steak & Lube® is the perfect addition to our restaurant lineup," said Chris Miller, vice president of food and beverage for Cedar Point. "We're excited to have a brand with over 40 years in the restaurant industry join our park, and look forward to seeing our guests enjoy The Lube's® fun environment and Award-Winning wings."
In 2014, Quaker Steak & Lube® opened eight new restaurants in Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey. The compelling décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and motor-themed memorabilia, combined with its craveable food and SuperCharged events, has created a cult-like following for The Lube® for 40 years. The company has more than 55 locations across 16 states.
About Quaker Steak & Lube®: Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., Quaker Steak & Lube® has expanded to more than 55 locations throughout the United States. The unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, race cars and corvettes suspended from the ceilings 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 more than 25 different wing sauces.
About Cedar Fair Cedar Fair is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio, and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract. Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted one of the "Best Amusement Parks in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.
About Cedar Point Amusement Park/Resort Cedar Point amusement park/resort in Sandusky, Ohio, is one of the premier family vacation destinations in the world. Located on a peninsula along scenic Lake Erie, Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park that is home to the most exhilarating collection of thrill rides and roller coasters on Earth. With 71 diverse rides, including 17 roller coasters; a huge outdoor waterpark (Soak City); four resort hotels, including a year-round indoor waterpark resort; a luxury RV facility with cottages and cabins; two large marinas; outdoor activity complex featuring a skycoaster, go-karts, miniature golf and more (Challenge Park); award-winning live shows; gift shops; delicious eateries; three giant kids' areas and more, it's easy to see why Cedar Point is a worldwide vacation destination for all ages! Celebrating its 146th season this summer, Cedar Point first opened in 1870.