November 28, 2011
QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® HIRES WILLIAM PAROBEK AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Parobek to design and execute new strategies in planning, inventory and logistics for the growing brand.
SHARON, PA. – November 28, 2011 – Quaker Steak & Lube®, the award-winning motorsports-themed casual-dining concept, announces that William (Bill) Parobek has joined the company as Vice President of Supply Chain Management. He is charged with all aspects of inventory control, as well as keeping The Lube®'s supply chain management on track for long-term growth and success.
The Lube® currently owns or franchises more than 40 restaurants throughout the United States and Canada. It plans to open 15 units in 2012 and has commitments for a total of more than 50 new locations over the next five years.
"Bill has proven operations and purchasing success in the casual-dining sector," said John Longstreet, President and CEO. "His background and personality will be a perfect fit for our organization."
Parobek previously was the Director of Purchasing with Apple American Group, a large franchisee of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar. He oversaw 337 units in six states, allowing him to rectify procedural problems, and coordinate various projects, over a large field. In his previous capacities as District Manager, General Manager and Kitchen Manager, Parobek has consistently spearheaded efforts to drive revenue, cut costs, improve efficiency and educate staff members.
Parobek had this to say about his new position, "I am extremely excited to join QSL, they have a great team and I look forward to working with them and the challenges of Supply Chain Management".
About Quaker Steak & Lube®:
Founded in 1974 and built in an abandoned gas station in Sharon, Pa., the original Quaker Steak & Lube® began as a cook-your-own steak restaurant, before expanding to over 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The unique décor, including race cars suspended from the ceilings, motorcycles, Corvettes and gas station memorabilia, combined with the crave-able food and high-octane events has afforded The Lube® a cult-like fan following. Today, Quaker Steak & Lube® has become one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, and has won more than 100 national and international awards for its wings and 25 different wing sauces. Most recently it was named the 2010 Festival Favorite at the National Buffalo Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York. For more information visit www.quakersteakandlube.com.