WESTLAKE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The award-winning, family casual-dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube®, in partnership with Budweiser® and Anheuser-Busch wholesalers, has raised $11,248 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. Donations were garnered from Quaker Steak & Lube guests from Memorial Day through July 4th.
During the 6-week fundraising campaign, Quaker Steak & Lube guests were invited to “round up” their check amount to the next dollar or more. Alternately, guests could donate by texting #QSL4FOLDS to a short code from their phones.
“These donations will be used for two $5,000 scholarships,” shared Rocky Sickmann, Senior Vice President at Folds of Honor, and survivor of 444 days in captivity during the Iranian hostage crisis. “We are very grateful for the generosity of Quaker Steak & Lube customers — together we are changing lives,” he added.
Custom Budweiser 16 oz. Camouflage aluminum bottles were also available at select Quaker Steak & Lube locations during the Folds of Honor campaign. Budweiser donated a portion of the proceeds from these sales to Folds of Honor.
“It’s truly our honor to be in this partnership with Budweiser to garner donations for Folds of Honor,” said John Ponczoch, Senior Vice President of TravelCenters of America’s and leader of the TA Restaurant Group, which owns and franchises Quaker Steak & Lube. “We are inspired by the sacrifices of our military men and women, and are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of helping to provide scholarships for their families.”
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About Quaker Steak & Lube®:
The Quaker Steak & Lube® brand 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 crave-able food and high-octane entertainment events. 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:
The TA Restaurant Group includes more than 850 quick service, full service restaurants and other food outlets, including ten proprietary restaurant brands including Quaker Steak & Lube, Iron Skillet and Country Pride. The TA Restaurant Group is a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, which offers diesel and gasoline fueling, restaurants, truck repair facilities, convenience stores and other services in 43 states and in Canada. For more information about TA and the TA Restaurant Group, please visit www.ta-petro.com. For more information about Quaker Steak & Lube, including franchise opportunities nationwide, please visit www.thelube.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.