The award-winning family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its award winning food, including Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced today that it is seeking franchisees at the annual Restaurant Leadership Conference this month. The conference will be held at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located in Phoenix from April 9—12.
The brand has supercharged its franchise development efforts and is seeking entrepreneurs interested in opening multiple restaurants across the country. Plans for the popular restaurant chain include aggressive growth nationwide.
“I am extremely thrilled to have the opportunity to meet with prospective franchisees at the Restaurant Leadership Conference and showcase the new Quaker Steak & Lube,” says Zeb Hastings, vice president of franchise development at Quaker Steak & Lube. “With our newly expanded operations and infrastructure, Quaker Steak & Lube offers an invaluable support system which enables new and existing franchisees to thrive within their own business. The conference will allow us to further explore our future growth plans for the brand and share all that Quaker Steak & Lube has to offer.”
In 2016, TA Restaurant Group, a division of Fortune 500 company TravelCenters of America, acquired Quaker Steak & Lube and has begun to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand, propelled by the addition of a new executive chef, Lance Matthews, and a new beverage program manager, Shannon Salupo. Later this month, Quaker Steak & Lube will introduce a new menu in all locations nationwide. TA Restaurant Group is also evolving Quaker Steak & Lube’s restaurant design, while keeping the signature ambiance of suspended racecars from the ceilings and gas station memorabilia lining the walls. The brand will put a renewed focus on providing more flexible, non-traditional buildouts for franchisees to allow more aggressive growth in stadiums, colleges, kiosks, and airports.
During the Restaurant Leadership Conference, an executive from Quaker Steak & Lube will be available to discuss franchise opportunities with interested prospective franchise owners. Candidates should have multi-unit ownership experience, preferably in the restaurant industry, at least $1 million in liquid assets and a minimum net worth of $3 million. Quaker Steak & Lube offers building designs to capitalize on the square footage, both inside and outside of the building, which includes the Custom Cruiser (freestanding) and Power Lube (freestanding or endcap), as well as conversions and non-traditional buildouts in stadiums, colleges, kiosks, and airports. Quaker Steak & Lube has an AUV that's higher than most casual restaurants.
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