Round Up for Scholarships


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Quaker Steak & Lube® Invites Guests to ‘Round Up’ to Benefit Folds of Honor

Fundraising Partnership with Budweiser to Help Provide Scholarships to Families of Fallen or Disabled Soldiers

Westlake, OHIO – The award-winning, family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, is combining forces with Budweiser® to garner donations for the Folds of Honor organization, which honors the sacrifices of fallen and disabled service men and women by providing educational scholarships for their spouses and children. From May 27 through July 4, Quaker Steak & Lube guests will have the opportunity to donate by rounding their check up to the next dollar, or more, and make a difference for these families.

“We chose the Memorial Day and July 4th holidays for this campaign to remember all of the sacrifices made by those who have fallen or become disabled as a result of serving in the armed forces,” said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America’s TA Restaurant Group, which owns and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube. “One great way to honor these heroes is to help provide for their legacy with educational scholarships, giving them hope and support for their future,” he added.

During the 6-week fundraising campaign, guests at participating Quaker Steak & Lube locations simply need to tell their server they want to “round up” their check for Folds of Honor. The guest can round up to the next dollar, or make a larger donation if they wish. Guests can also provide the name of the service member for whom they wish to honor with their donation.

For guests unable to make it to The Lube® during this time, a donation can still be made by texting their pledge amount along with #QSL4FOLDS to 36413 (message and data rates may apply).

Custom Budweiser 16 oz. aluminum bottles will be available at select Quaker Steak & Lube locations during the Folds of Honor campaign. Rounded up check donations can be made on food and/or beverage checks.

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 Folds of Honor:

Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Our educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. Founded in 2007 by Major Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard who served three tours of duty in Iraq, Folds of Honor is proud to have awarded approximately 12,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, including more than 2,800 in 2016 alone. Folds of Honor achieved Platinum status on GuideStar, which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar to a nonprofit organization. For more information or to donate in support of Folds of Honor, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.

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