Quaker Steak and Lube shuttered its doors permanently in Lakewood on Tuesday. Social media and Cleveland.com reported that QSL broke the news to employees on Tuesday, the day of closing; some employees who weren’t scheduled for work on Tuesday found out about the closing from Facebook.
Opinions were split on social media regarding the quality of food and service. Many speculated over the reason for the closing – some saying that the recent acquisition by TravelCenters of America played a role and others said that the lack of a full blown bike night caused the closing. One commenter on cleveland.com offered this explanation:
Most of the concern was for the former employees at the Quaker Steak & Lube Lakewood location. Representatives from two Lakewood restaurants encouraged the former QSL employees to apply at their establishments.
Ryan Krivosh on Facebook
Ryan here from Around the Corner in Lakewood. We are hiring cooks and servers so please have them reach out to me. Thanks!
Bill Randall on Facebook
I am Director of Ops for Burgers 2 Beer and would like to pass on to all former employees of Quaker Steak that they are welcome to stop in and will be scheduled an interview. We have several openings gearing up for the summer ranging from Kitchen Management, Cook, Bar, Serve and Host. I can only imagine how it feels finding out this terrible news. They did have a lot of great people there.