At PDQ, we’re People Dedicated to Quality. But mostly, we’re committed to you. In 2009 our Founders, Bob and Nick, were hungry to build a new kind of restaurant. One that makes people the main focus, and quality the bottom line. Bob was searching for fresh flavor and inspiration, and Nick wanted a spot that served fresh, fast food he felt good about feeding to his kids.
Therefore they hit the road and (lucky for all of us) found just whatever they were seeking in North Carolina. A friendly down-home neighborhood joint called Tenders using the tastiest, freshest, made-from-scratch chicken tenders. They made a deal on the spot with mom and pop, as well as in 2011 opened the very first PDQ in Tampa, Florida. Best road trip, ever.
Bob and Nick knew they had something great at the opening in our first Tampa restaurant on Halloween weekend. Car lines wrapped around the building, and folks kept coming back for more.
Right away, Bob and Nick believed food needs to be fresh, fast and affordable. They believed in working with good people. And, they believed in unwavering quality and hospitality.
It’s the thing that makes us People Committed to Quality. It’s not just words. It’s our passion and our purpose. And then in everything we all do, it reflects our commitment to you.
We have now crazy, delicious fresh food you can’t find somewhere else – hand-breaded chicken tenders, made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, hand-spun shakes – and that’s our feel-good guarantee. Enhanced comfort begins when you walk through our doors. It’s welcoming and friendly. It just feels like home.
It’s food how you will need it, made-to-order. Want an ingredient added? Want something changed? Just ask us. We’ll gladly work together with you. And we’ll practice it with a smile. You’re gonna be super cozy. You’ll love curling up in our bright, sparkling restaurants with booths, tables, high-tops, spots at the counter, even outdoor seating.
Our personal touch even shows up on the drive-thru window, in which you speak with a genuine person, not just a speaker. You’ll leave satisfied every time. We’re PDQ – People Committed to Quality. And our quality starts with people.
What’s with all of that commotion? Those smiles? Like they say, “Teamwork definitely makes the dream work.” When you love whatever you do, it shows. We’re very proud of our restaurant. We’re happy with we. And, we feel in having some fun in the process. We raise one another up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We always attempt to be our best. And, most importantly, we have seen every entry-level job as an opportunity to learn and grow with us.
We’re Just Made, Better. It’s our promise for you. It inspires everything we all do. Just Made means food that’s crafted from scratch, in-house with just the freshest ingredients. Just Made means food that’s made-to-order within our open kitchen. (Wave hi. We’ll wave back.) Better is what we make. From our farm-fresh food, to our own Guests’ days.
PDQ is a lot more than just delicious food. We’re good neighbors, too. We help our communities by donating our some time and resources. We share your deep roots. When someone succeeds – whether it’s through sports, academics or helping others – all of us do.
From the moment you walk through our doors, we wish to delight you. From our friendly, PDQ Near Me to the bright, inviting dining rooms. We gather the benefit and speed of fast food with the standard of casual dining. It starts foiaoa how our restaurants look. Our comfortable booths, tables, high-tops, counter seats, and outdoor seating provide you with the feel of casual dining.
We keep things simple. To us, there’s nothing simpler than great food, great service, and great hospitality. That’s where we set the bar – so we don’t be satisfied with less.