Posted by: glassblockblogger | January 5, 2016

Quaker Steak and Lube with a side of Glass Blocks

The restaurant chain Quaker Steak and Lube is a fairly popular establishment with locations all over the country and even in Canada. It was created by 2 people in an abandoned gas station who thought it was a good idea to preserve the culture of old gas stations and muscle cars. Originally this restaurant was started as a cook-your-own-steak establishment and the name is a play on words for the motor oil Quaker State. A new location was being opened in Edison, NJ and they were looking for something different, not that their whole restaurant isn’t different already.


We spoke and met with some people overseeing the new Quaker Steak location and they were interested about our a product that is “retro”, will stand out but is also relevant and not “dated”. That’s when we told them we had the perfect product for them; glass blocks. The style they chose was our Decora pattern which is most commonly used in commercial applications. The glass blocks really complement the old-fashioned feel of the restaurant and is still an eye-catcher despite Quaker Steak’s other eye-grabbers.

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It is not uncommon for restaurant chains to use glass blocks in their building designs. Many chains have used our glass blocks such as Checkers and Cheeburger Cheeburger, which is also another “old-fashioned” type of restaurant who also thought our glass blocks complement their design well. Other business such as gyms are also big users of glass blocks. We have supplied and installed our glass blocks into many LA Fitness gyms, Equinox in NYC, Lifetime Fitness, and many local independent gyms.



The people at Quaker Steak and Lube told us how happy they were with the finished product; We ended up installing the blocks above the entrance as windows. They were pleased with how our product meshed with the aura of the restaurant and told us some customers had asked what those windows were. It’s cool to see our glass blocks being used in clever ways such as this to show how our product has been prominent for all these years, with more to come.


Have any ideas of your own on what you can do with our glass blocks? Let us know! We would love to hear some of your ideas. If you have any questions or comments regarding glass blocks feel free to comment or send us an email and we will be happy to get back to you. To learn more about Glass Blocks please visit our website at . Call us now at 800-635-1226 or email at We have over 26 years of experience and we will be happy to help you in designing or material supply.

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