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Quaker Steak & Lube® partners with Wounded Warriors Family Support for High Five Tour 2017

Traveling mobility equipped Ford F-250 Super Duty to garner support for families of combat wounded veterans

The award-winning, family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is combining forces with Wounded Warriors Family Support in the organization’s mission of improving the quality of lives for the families of combat wounded service men and women. The Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) High Five Tour will take a Ford F-250 Super Duty on the road from Louisville to Detroit, stopping at nine Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants along the way.

Now in its eighth year, the High Five Tour is an iconic road trip whereby WWFS thanks Americans for their appreciation and support of our nation’s military families and the sacrifices these families make when America goes to war. Those wishing to show their support are invited and encouraged to attend one of the Quaker Steak & Lube tour stops, make a donation, and sign the F-250 tour vehicle with a message of support to our country’s veterans and their families.

“We’re happy to partner with the WWFS on the High Five Tour again this year,” said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America’s TA Restaurant Group, which owns and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube. “We participated on a smaller scale in the tour last year with three Quaker Steak & Lube locations. We’re happy to increase our support this year with nine restaurant stops. The work that WWFS does for veteran families is both admirable and impressive – it’s an honor to have the opportunity to help them raise awareness and donations,” he continued.

“The High Five Tour is a road trip where we thank Americans for their appreciation and support of our nation’s military families for the sacrifices they make when America goes to war,” said Col. John Folsom, USMCR (Ret.), founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. “Every donation, large or small, is deeply appreciated and helps us meet our goal of making these programs a reality for the many deserving veterans and their families.”

Quaker Steak & Lube High Five Tour stops are listed below. Guests are invited to come out and support WWFS, and stay to enjoy warm weather patio fun and The Lube’s® unique dining experience, featuring new creative and trendy flavors. Guests can find a complete menu and location event information at www.TheLube.com.


High Five Tour Stop Schedule

Date     Time     Location     Address     City, ST
May 24 (Wed.)     5:30 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Council Bluffs     3320 Mid America Dr.     Council Bluffs, IA 51501
May 31 (Wed.)     5 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Florence     8025 Action Blvd.     Florence, KY 40142
June 1 (Thurs.)     5 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Colerain     3737 Stone Creek Blvd.     Colerain, OH 45251
June 2 (Fri.)     6 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Columbus     8500 Lyra Dr.     Columbus, OH 43240
June 3 (Sat.)     1 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Boardman     435 Boardman-Poland Rd.     Boardman, OH 44512
June 3 (Sat.)     6 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Austintown     5800 Interstate Blvd.     Austintown, OH 44215
June 4 (Sun.)     1 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Medina     4094 Pearl Rd.     Medina, OH 44256
June 4 (Sun.)     6 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Vermilion     5150 Liberty Ave.     Vermilion, OH 44089
June 6 (Tues.)     5 p.m.     Quaker Steak & Lube Sheffield     4900 Transportation Dr.     Sheffield Vlg., OH 44054

For more information, visit www.TheLube.com. Follow The Lube® on Twitter and Instagram at @QuakerSteak and on Facebook at Quaker Steak & Lube.

About Quaker Steak & Lube®Quaker Steak & Lube®, founded over 40 years ago in Pennsylvania (the Quaker State) in a renovated filling station, now includes over 50 locations in fourteen states across the U.S. “The Lube”® combines unique décor, including gas station memorabilia, classic cars, motorcycles, and race cars suspended from the ceilings with craveable food and high-octane entertainment & events appealing to guests of all ages. Quaker Steak & Lube® has won hundreds of national and international awards for its wings and more than 20 wing sauces. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube®, please visit www.TheLube.com.

About TA Restaurant Group: Since opening its first restaurant in 1967, the TA Restaurant Group includes more than 785 quick service and full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com.

About Wounded Warriors Family Support: Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for the families of our combat wounded. Having earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot. More information can be found at www.wwfs.org.



TravelCentersStephanie Korfmacher, 440-250-5872skorfmacher@ta-petro.com