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Quaker Steak & Lube Returning to State College

Wing fans in State College will soon have another option, as popular casual dining restaurant Quaker Steak & Lube is set to return to State College at the location of the former Cinema 6 Theatre in the Benner Pike Plaza near the Nittany Mall.

The Pennsylvania-based restaurant chain, which has 42 locations nationwide, will return to State College after the chain closed its doors in 2008 after only two years when a myriad of lawsuits forced bankruptcy. This new restaurant will open under different ownership and there is currently no announced opening date.

Murmurs of Quaker Steak & Lube’s return started a couple weeks ago when the company’s Facebook page started an online voting contest to gauge interest in potential locations, with State College appearing on the list.

The chain is best known for its wide variety of wing sauces, including the incredibly hot “Triple Atomic” flavor — so spicy that consumers must sign a liability waiver before eating them. Ambitious wing eaters can add their name to the “Atomic Wall of Fame” if able to consume a half dozen triple atomic wings.

An Advance Autoparts is also set to open next door.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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