Quaker Steak & Lube hosts Seinfeld-style Festivus

Festivus for the rest of us.

Festivus for the rest of us.

Remember Festivus?

It's that holiday George Costanza's dad invented where everyone sits around an aluminum pole and complains about each other.

Middleton, Wisconsin's Quaker Steak & Lube restaurant will celebrate the time-honored Festivus tradition a la Seinfeld tonight. All participants are asked to bring in a charitable donation for the local homeless shelter.


"We are collecting nonperishable food items for the Middleton Outreach Ministry, and we thought it wold be a fun way to do it," says assistant general manager Chelsey Gardner.

Gardner says a few people came into the restaurant last year who said they were celebrating Festivus, which gave them the idea to host it.

On top of airing grievances about one another, the restaurant will also entertain the "feat of strength" portion of the holiday.

"Whoever has the best grievances will be able to take on our mascot, Gizzard Coop," says Gardner.

That's right, Festivus isn't over until someone beats the Steak & Lube chicken mascot in an arm-wrestling match. Winner gets to take home the Festivus pole!

For those who need a refresher, here's the story of Festivus: