The casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube, known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauce varieties, announced the signing of an area development agreement with Druzak Merchant Inc. for three restaurants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first restaurant is planned to open in April 2013.
"We're thrilled to expand our presence in Pennsylvania and enter the Philadelphia market with Druzak Merchant Inc. and introduce more guests to our unique motorsports themed dining experience," says John Longstreet, president and chief executive officer, Quaker Steak & Lube.
"We are on our way to doubling our current footprint of nearly 50 restaurants, and this aggressive expansion and continued industry high average unit volume would not be possible without our dedicated area developers at Druzak Merchant Inc. who are committed to the company's success."
Quaker Steak & Lube had a tremendous year in 2011 with the opening of six new restaurants and franchise agreements to develop more than 35 new restaurants. The company plans to open 12 more in 2012.
There are now 11 Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Pennsylvania, with a new location in Johnstown expected to open in June.
"We look forward to expanding Lube Nation in the months and years to come," says Jeff Druzak of Druzak Merchant Development Inc.