Westlake, Ohio — TA Restaurant Group (TARG), a division of TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), operator of the TA® and Petro Stopping Centers® travel center brands, has opened its first Quaker Steak & Lube® Express at a TA travel center in Gary, Ind.
The new quick-serve Quaker Steak & Lube counter-service dining concept will offer food-court style seating with tables and booths to accommodate more than 110 customers, with six wall-mounted TVs.
“We are excited to bring this new walk-up concept of The Lube to professional drivers, motorists and the Gary community,” says Bruce Lane, vice president of Quaker Steak & Lube. “Quaker Steak & Lube Express combines quick service with food and flavors guests won’t find anyplace else on the highway.”
Guests can also purchase bottled sauces as well as gift cards that can be used at nearly 50 Quaker Steak & Lube locations nationwide. Coming soon to the Quaker Steak & Lube Express will be online ordering for those who want to pick up and go. A breakfast menu also will be added in the coming months.
The TA travel center in Gary, Ind., also underwent a number of renovations throughout, including a remodeled Minit Mart® travel store, renovated restrooms, and new signage boasting the TA logo in sleek black and silver letters. Quaker Steak & Lube Express complements the existing Taco Bell and Pizza Hut in the food court at this location.
Quaker Steak & Lube is owned, operated and franchised by TravelCenters of America. This is the second Quaker Steak & Lube located in a travel center. The first, a full-service restaurant, opened at the TA travel center in Columbia, S.C., in early 2017. To read Retail & Restaurant Facility Business’ September 2017 cover story on Quaker Steak & Lube, click here.
The TA Restaurant Group includes more than 850 quick-service, full-service restaurants and other food outlets, with 10 proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of Westlake, Ohio-based TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com.
The Quaker Steak & Lube® brand includes nearly 50 locations in 14 states across the U.S. For more information, visit www.thelube.com.
SOURCE: Quaker Steak & Lube