The Quaker Steak & Lube in Hampden Township closed its doors Wednesday with an official announcement on its Facebook page.
The restaurant, at 165 Gateway Drive in the township near Duke’s Bar & Grille, Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill, posted the following message on its Facebook page:
“To all of our valued guests over these past five years, we regret to inform you that the rumors are true. We are indeed shut down, effective today. It has been our pleasure to serve you all, and if you wish to continue to dine with us, be sure to come out and visit us at our location in York: 1411 Kenneth Rd, York, PA 17404. Thank you all.”
The restaurant, which specialized in wings, burgers, wraps and entrees, opened in 2013 in Hampden Township at the site of the former Old Country Buffet.
Quaker Steak & Lube was founded and based in Sharon, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, in 1974. The chain grew to more than 50 locations in 16 states and is known for its automotive-themed decor.
But the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2015 and TravelCenters, based in Westlake, Ohio, purchased the chain in 2016.