Quaker Steak & Lube opens Wednesday

bmilazzo@centredaily.comOctober 22, 2013 

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Construction continued last month on the Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant along Benner Pike in State College. The restaurant is set to open Wednesday.

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Quaker Steak & Lube will have its grand opening at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 501 Benner Pike.

About 150 people have been hired at the restaurant, including seven managers, said General Manager Craig Brennan.

The restaurant chain is back in the Centre Region after a poll on Facebook showed a high number of requests asking for the restaurant to return, spokeswoman Amanda Lucas said.

A Quaker Steak restaurant closed its doors in 2008 at the current site of Otto’s Pub in Patton Township. The new restaurant — the 14th Quaker Steak & Lube in Pennsylvania — is reopening under new management.

“I am ecstatic to be a part of bringing the Lube back to Happy Valley,” said Mark Snyder, of JDK Management.

According to a press release, the restaurant will have automotive memorabilia hung from the ceiling and walls of the restaurant.

A Triumph Bonneville that was used in “Terminator 3” will be part of the decor. Rachel Tabacnic sent a statement on behalf of the restaurant that said the vehicle was donated by Kissell Motorsports. Other vehicles include a Honda CRF 15, a 2011 Bourget Python and a 1976 Corvette that was restored by Stocker Chevrolet.

Brennan added that the restaurant also would have a car cruise night, an all-you-can-eat wing night, karaoke, bike night and more.

The restaurant will be open Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Britney Milazzo can be reached at 231-4648. Follow her on Twitter @ M11azzo.

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