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.