Quaker Steak & Lube - Lots of Gluten-Free Options
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Aug 13 2010

Quaker Steak & Lube – Lots of Gluten-Free Options

Before I went gluten-free, we use to meet up with my dad and step mom to eat at Quaker Steak & Lube all the time. We loved the wings and fried zucchini sticks. While the zucchini sticks are not gluten-free, many of the wings and other menu items are.

Quaker Steak & Lube has a complete allergen report that not only shows which menu items have gluten, but also covers the other top 8 allergens as well. There are many varieties of wings available. I was concerned that the French fries and potato skins may be fried in fryers that are also being used to fry non-gluten-free items, so I sent Quaker Steak an email. I have yet to year back from them. My advice is, that unless the manager on site can verify that a dedicated fryer is being used for the wings, French fries & potato skins, to avoid them. No worries, though, there are still plenty of gluten-free choices including chili, tortilla soup, steaks, grilled chicken, salmon, ribs and mahi mahi. Looking for something lighter? Several salads are available that can be added to a meal or eaten as an entree. Side items include baked potatoes (with many topping choices), coleslaw, rice, broccoli, mashed potatoes & mushrooms.

Quaker Steak & Lube has over 35 locations in many different states and Canada. Quaker Steak has a fun, unique atmosphere. Here is the history behind this fun place:

It was 1974 when our country had its first gas crisis. The price of gasoline was skyrocketing, gas stations were closing nationwide, and carmakers began exploring how to develop cars that got better mileage.

But for George “Jig” Warren III and Gary “Moe” Meszaros, it wasn’t about better mileage or for that matter even obeying the new 55 M.P.H speed limit. It was about finding a home to preserve the culture of those old gas stations and high-powered muscle cars.

So was born Quaker Steak & Lube®, a “Cook Your Own Steak” restaurant that gave old muscle cars a permanent home, which included a 1936 Chevrolet, frozen in time on the original hydraulic grease rack.

It is from these beginnings that the Quaker Steak & Lube® family of restaurants began. Today, “The Lube®” serves over 70 million wings annually, has bottled sauces for retail sale, has won the title of “Best Wings USA,” and has over 100 local, national, and international awards for their sauce recipes. Over 30 locations in multiple states across the US, “The Lube®” is still rescuing muscle cars, vintage cars, trucks and a vast selection of custom and antique motorcycles, giving them good homes hanging from the walls and ceilings in each restaurant.

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Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!


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