BRICK, NJ – Employees of the Brick Township Quaker Steak and Lube are reporting today that the restaurant chain has closed the restaurant for good. The restaurant brand is owned by Doherty Enterprises which also operates Applebee’s, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Panera Bread, Spuntino Wine Bar, and The Shannon Rose Irish Pub. The restaurant becomes the first major casualty in Ocean County’s COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. On April 1st, the restaurant announced it would close the location during the pandemic and not continue through the event with takeout service.
The company has created a fund to help employees affected by the closure. “During this unprecedented time, we had to make the very difficult decision to temporarily close our QSL locations. We have created a SPOTFUND campaign to alleviate the financial burden that COVID-19 has put on our team members. We hope you can be there for our QSL family as no contribution is too small! If you wish to make a contribution, please visit: http://spot.fund/DohertyEnterprises”.