Auto-Themed Restaurant Opens at Grand Island I-80/Hwy 281 Crossroads


Quaker Steak & Lube served its first customers Wednesday afternoon, opening their doors at the Bosselman Travel Center just off the Interstate 80 exit.

The restaurant replaces Grandma Max's.

Jenny Reisdorph, Quaker's marketing and activities director, says they'll have events like live music and Bike Nite in addition to food and drinks.

She says their auto-theme will fit well at the Hwy 281/I-80 junction.

“The nice thing being so close to the interstate as well as the Tri-City area, we're really hoping to kind of keep all that connected and get the the traffic off the interstate as well as all of our local customers too,” says Reisdorph.

Quaker wanted to hire 150 people before opening.

“We didn't quite hit that number, but we've got a great crew,” says Reisdorph. “We're still looking for more servers, bartenders, hostesses; we still need some help, but I think once the word gets out and people get to experience the restaurant now that we're open they'll be more eager to come out and be a part of it.”

Reisdorph says Quaker Steak & Lube will start with daily hours, but will eventually be open 24/7.