Awards

40 Years of Awards and Experience

As one of the most brand-differentiated restaurants in the fun family casual dining segment, Quaker Steak & Lube® has been a successful concept for over 40 years. We started off in 1974 as a “cook-your-own-steak” restaurant, and with the success of that location combined with the loyalty of our guests, we were able to expand our menu to feature the Buffalo-style chicken wings that have made us famous.

Quaker Steak & LubeWe proudly boast the title of “Best Wings USA®– it was won in 1988 at the National Chicken Out in Cleveland, OH, and it’s certainly no secret that the success lies in the sauce! Our sauce recipes have earned numerous local, national and international awards in categories such as “Best Garlic BBQ,” “Best Creative Spicy Sauce” and “Best Hot Sauce Specialty,” to name a few. We’re innovators in our field and aren’t afraid to drive in the fast lane.

Our mouthwatering menu isn’t the only thing we’re being recognized for – Forbes magazine named us the #4 Best Franchise in the U.S. in 2014. Now doesn’t that sound like a brand you would like to be a part of?

Our combination of award-winning menu items, coupled with our dedicated executive team, makes Quaker Steak & Lube® a leader in the casual dining industry. Want further proof? Our success speaks for itself.

2016

  • Best Use of Bacon – Kentucky Bourbon QBurger
  • IFMA PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE

2015

  • IFMA Awards – Sparkplug Award

2016

  • 3rd Place Creative BBQ

2015

  • 2nd Place Creative BBQ
  • 3rd Place Creative Spicy – Dusted Ghost Pepper

2014

  • Restaurant Sauce Awards
  • 1st Place Creative Spicy – Thai ‘R’ Cracker
  • 2nd Place X-Hot – Triple Atomic

2013

  • Festival Favorite
  • 1st Place Traditional X-Hot Category – Triple Atomic


2012

  • 1st Place Sweet Creative Category – Mango Habanero
  • 1st Place Traditional X-Hot Category – Triple Atomic

2011

  • 1st Place Traditional Hot Category – SuperCharged
2014

  • Best of Readers’ Choice Awards – QS&L Restaurant in Newport News, VA
2016

  • People’s Choice – Best BBQ – Garlic BBQ

2015

  • Best Hot Wing – Dusted Ghost Pepper
2013

  • 3rd Place BBQ Sauce: Cayenne Consumer Ready-Buckeye BBQ®

2012

  • 3rd Place Condiments Asian/Stir Fry Sauce Consumer Ready – Thaisian
  • 2nd Place Hot Sauce Medium Consumer Ready – Haute Parmesan

2011

  • 1st Place Barbecue Sauce Soy Based Consumer Ready Category – Asian Sesame
  • 1st Place Hot Sauce: Specialty Consumer Ready Category – Dusted Chipotle BBQ
  • 1st Place Hot Sauce: Asian-Style Consumer Ready Category – Thaisian
  • 2nd Place Hot Sauce: XXX Hot (w/Extract) Consumer Ready Category – Triple Atomic
  • 2nd Place Condiment: Asian/Stir Fry Consumer Ready Category – Thaisian
  • 3rd Place Barbecue Sauce Sweet Base Consumer Ready Category – BBQ
2014

  • The Best & Worst Franchises in America – #4 Best Franchise
2014

  • Fast and Serious Smartest-growing brands – #34
2013

  • 3rd Place for Dry Spice: Quaker Steak & Lube® – Buckeye BBQ Snack Seasoning
2012

  • 2nd Place Sales Promotion – “Bar Tune Up Kit”
2012

  • Limited Time Offer – “Shake, Wrap & Roll”
2013

  • Top 100 – Second 100 Report
2011

  • Best Beverage Merchandising – Bar Jars
2011

  • Online Competition – Voted Top Social Media Company
2011

  • Gold “Blow out Beverages Menu & Bar Tune Up Kit”
2013, 2012

  • Best Bike Night
  • Best Wings

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